Sudan declares state of emergency due to flooding

World Grigory Matyunin 06-Sep-2020
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Sudan has declared a national state of emergency for the next three months due to flooding that has resulted in at least 100 deaths.

The Sudanese minister of labour and social development has stated that at least 46 people have been injured and 100,000 homes have been destroyed.

The cause of the flooding has been identified as excessively heavy rainfall in neighbouring Ethiopia resulting in the Nile River rising 17.5 metres.

The rainfall this year has exceeded previous records set in 1946 and 1988.