Homes and buildings have been submerged

More than 80 people have been killed by flooding in Sudan since the beginning of the rainy season in July, authorities say.

The spokesman for Sudan’s National Council for Civil Defence on Monday said that 84 people had died and 67 injured.

The torrential rains have affected at least 14 of the 18 provinces, with over 30,000 houses destroyed or damaged.

Crops and public infrastructure have also been affected.

The UN estimates that at least 102,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding across the country.

Last year, Sudan declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that killed about 100 people and affected over 600,000 people and destroyed more than 100,000 homes.

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