64 dead, at least 365,000 affected by Sudan flooding

At least 64 people have been killed and 365,000 affected in what have been called the worst floods Sudan has seen in 20 years, the United Nations said Monday.

 64 dead, at least 365,000 affected by Sudan flooding
At least 64 people have been killed and 365,000 affected in what have been called the worst floods Sudan has seen in 20 years, the United Nations said Monday.

The Nile, which winds its way through Sudan, and other rivers have overflowed, submerging villages and destroying 30,000 homes.

Sudanese news reports have said the flooding is the worst the impoverished country has seen since 1988.

The UN said it had provided blankets, plastic sheeting for shelter, cooking sets and sleeping mats to some 200,000 people.

It warned about the lack of clean water, saying 39 people have been killed out of 637 cases of suspected acute watery diarrhoea.

DPA
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