San Francisco Chronicle

Dozens die in mass flooding

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Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed 35,000 homes since July, said police Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesman for Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defense.

Fourteen of Sudan’s 18 provinces have been affected by the rains, with the eastern provinces of River Nile and alQadarif hardest hit, Abdul-Rahim said.

People who lost their houses have been taken to shelters where they have been receiving humanitari­an aid from non-government­al organizati­ons.

The U.N. Office for the Coordinati­on of Humanitari­an Affairs has said that 102,000 people have been affected by the rains across the country.

The U.N. complained that the flood response in some affected areas has been delayed despite the rising number of people affected.

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