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At least 38 people killed in heavy rains across Sudan

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August 3, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The floods and rains that hit different areas in Sudan over the past two days have lead to the death of at least 38 people and injured dozens amid widespread anger over what is perceived as an inadequate government response.

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A young Sudanese boy holds a goat out of flood waters as he makes his way to higher land, on August 3, 2013, in Khartoum (EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images)

The pro-government al-Sudani newspaper said that the deaths were due to drowning, house collapses and electric shocks that resulted from the floods and rain particularly in the localities of East Nile, Khartoum, Karari and Ombadda; all of which are part of the capital Khartoum.

The governor of Khartoum Abdulrahman al-Khidir toured his state by helicopter to inspect the damage especially in the East Nile locality.

Meanwhile, hundreds of protestors demonstrated in Sudan’s twin capital of Omdurman at the "Libya Market" area to decry the failure of the government to deal with the heavy rains and floods with some calling for the toppling the regime and others demanding punishment of those responsible for the deterioration of basic services.

But anti-riot police forces surrounded the "Libya Market" and attacked the protesters with batons and tear gas. They also arrested a number of demonstrators.

Rains and floods also swept through large areas of Wadi Halfa and Merowe localities in north Sudan which led to the collapse of more than 200 houses there

In the River Nile state the Civil Defense Council announced that preliminary figures show the death of 10 people and the collapse of 1,200 homes with partial damage to 500 others.

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir phoned the River Nile state governor to review the situation in the wake of the floods. He urged the local government to exert more efforts to overcome the worst rains since the 1988 mass floods.

(ST)

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  • 4 August 2013 13:36, by aguotwany@live.com

    This’s the 1988 to Khartoum now , punishment by natural disaster and next the SRF will finish the job . Get rid of Khartoum regime once and for all. Your time inescapable idiot sinisters. It your turn now . Have no peace for you at all. Molana Aguot .

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    • 4 August 2013 21:30, by Oppressor

      aguotwany@dead.com hahahaha u hater i believe ya are a suffering refugee that why hate Sudanese go do something good to gert food to ya dudes ya baleed...

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      • 5 August 2013 05:03, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        It is my first time to learn that rains kill people.

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    • 5 August 2013 07:20, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      It mighty be a punishment from God,following the attemp by sudan president visit to Iran,where the Sudia govt refuse their airspace for sudan president to join in the warshhip of Iranian.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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