Death toll from heavy rains, floods in Sudan climbs to 112

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Death toll from heavy rains, floods in Sudan climbs to 112

The death toll from the recent heavy rains and floods in Sudan has climbed to 112, the country's National Council for Civil Defense said on Sunday, reported Xinhua.

"The torrential rains and floods have killed 112 people and injured 115 others," the council said in a statement.

A total of 34,944 houses were destroyed and 49,096 others damaged during the current rainy season across the country, the council said, adding that 413 public utilities and 108 shops and stores were damaged.

Over 250 villages in northern, central, and western Sudan have been battered by torrential rains for a month.

On Aug. 21, the Sudanese Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in the six flood-hit states of River Nile, Gezira, White Nile, West Kordofan, South Darfur, and Kassala.

About 136,000 people have been affected by the floods and heavy rains across Sudan since June, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Sudan often witnesses floods caused by heavy rains from June to October.

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