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Sudan Official: Death Toll From Seasonal Floods Rises to 89

People walk on a flooded road after a heavy rainfall in the village of Aboud in the El-Manaqil district of the Al-Jazirah province, southeast of Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, August 22 2022. The death toll from flash floods in Sudan since the start of the country's rainy season has climbed to over 80, an official said Tuesday as the downpours continued to inundate villages across the east African nation. The United Nations said more than 146,200 people have been affected by floods. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali, File)
People walk on a flooded road after a heavy rainfall in the village of Aboud in the El-Manaqil district of the Al-Jazirah province, southeast of Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, August 22 2022. The death toll from flash floods in Sudan since the start of the country's rainy season has climbed to over 80, an official said Tuesday as the downpours continued to inundate villages across the east African nation. The United Nations said more than 146,200 people have been affected by floods. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali, File)
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Cairo (AP) -- The death toll from flash floods in Sudan since the start of the country's rainy season in May has climbed to at least 89, an official said Tuesday, as the downpours continued to inundate villages across the east African nation.

Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesman for Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defense, said that at least 36 people have been injured since May. Around 20,000 houses have been “completely destroyed” across the country and more than 30,000 partly damaged.