Sudan floods affect 300,000: WHO

AFP-JIJI

More than 300,000 people across Sudan have been affected by floods that killed almost 50 people this month, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The data came as a new thunderstorm and strong winds Thursday night rattled the Khartoum region, which is already suffering from what the U.N. said was the worst inundation in 25 years. “Heavy rains and floods in Sudan have affected lives and properties of some 65,957 families or 320,000 people,” WHO said in a report.

As of Wednesday, 48 people had been killed and 70 injured, while property damage has been reported in 14 of Sudan’s 18 states, WHO said.