(SOURCE) More than 3,000 homes have been destroyed by floods that hit almost half of Sudan’s states over Ramadan and the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, official media said on Saturday.
“Twenty-two districts in eight states were affected by flooding and heavy rain,” the SUNA news agency reported, citing the federal health ministry.
There were 184 injuries during the deluge which affected around 6,100 families, about half of them in Nile and North Kordofan states, SUNA said.
Water also poured into Khartoum homes when rain and high winds lashed the region last Tuesday night and on July 25 at the start of the rainy season.
Many people in the capital region live in homes which are poorly constructed or built from mud bricks, leaving them vulnerable to sudden torrents of water.
An AFP journalist on Saturday found residents climbing through the rubble of their collapsed houses.