The death toll from the floods in Sudan has risen to 75

The death toll from torrential rains in Sudan has risen to 75, according to official data, in addition to the damage of tens of thousands of homes.

The Sudanese Civil Defense authorities said in a statement on Tuesday: "The number of people who died as a result of the torrential rains has risen to 75.

The statement added: "12,551 houses were completely destroyed and 20,751 were partially destroyed."

Heavy rains usually fall in Sudan between May and October, a period during which the country experiences dangerous floods that damage housing, infrastructure and crops.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated that about 38,000 people across Sudan have been affected by rain and floods since the start of the season.

According to OCHA, about 314,500 people were affected in Sudan during the rainy season in 2021.

The states of Sudan are the most affected by the floods of Nile State in the north of the country, Kassala in the east, South Kordofan and South Darfur in the west.

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