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DEADLY FLOOD FORCED SUDAN TO DECLARE 3 MONTHS STATE OF EMERGENCY

Following a ravaging deadly flood in Sudan, the country has declared 3-month state of emergency.

It should be noted that the flood has killed 99 people. And caused total and partial collapse of more than 100,000 homes. According to a local media.

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Security and Defence Council of Sudan has declared a national state of emergency for three months.

However, the council also labelled Sudan as a natural disaster zone. This was reported by the State News Agency (SUNA) on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, the Sudanese minister of labour and social development said in addition to the deaths, floods this year have injured 46 people. And inflicted damage on more than half a million people. As well as causing total and partial collapse of more than 100,000 homes, according to SUNA.

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Notwithstanding, the rates of floods and rain for this year had passed the records set during the years 1946 and 1988. With expectations of continued rising indicators, according to minister Lena el-Sheikh.

the water level in the Blue Nile has risen to a record 17.58 metres.

In addition, the council also announced the formation of a supreme committee headed by the ministry of labour and social development.

This committee will deal with the ramifications of the floods for the fall (autumn) of 2020, SUNA said.

Annually, Sudan’s rainy season begins in June and continues through to October.

This means the country experiences floods and torrential rains annually.

Nevertheless, the committee warned on Friday that the country may face more rains in months to come.

The committee also added that the water level in the Blue Nile has risen to a record 17.58 metres.

This is higher than previous records.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

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