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39 people are killed as torrential rain pours across the country.
Last updated: 06 Aug 2014 10:03
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39 people have been killed and thousands of homes have collapsed after torrential rain triggers flooding in Sudan.
17 of those killed were from the Khartoum state.

This is the rainy season in Sudan, which runs from July to September, but even during this time the rain is sporadic, and rain is only expected on about four days in each month.

The downpours have led to a significant rise in the Blue Nile River, leading to fears that the river could overflow and trigger further flooding.

Water tankers have been busy pumping water from flooded areas of the capital.

Flooding is an annual problem in Sudan, and the government is trying to tackle the problem.

A 2,200 kilometre drainage system is under construction, according to the Khartoum state Governor Abdel Rahman al-Khidir, although this is not scheduled for completion until 2021.

Last year the city was struck by the worst flooding in 25 years, which led to the death of 50 people across the country, most of them in Khartoum.


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39 people have been killed after heavy rain poured across Sudan.


/AFP PHOTO / EBRAHIM HAMID
The rain also caused almost 5,500 houses to collapse.


/EPA/MORWAN ALI
This has left thousands of people homeless, with many people forced to live in the ruins of their homes.


/AFP PHOTO / EBRAHIM HAMID
Tankers have been busy pumping water from the flooded regions of the city.


/AFP PHOTO / EBRAHIM HAMID
The government is currently building a 2,200km drainage system to try to prevent future flooding.


/EPA/MORWAN ALI
Unfortunately, the new drainage system is only scheduled for completion in 2021.



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39 people have been killed after heavy rain poured across Sudan.

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39 people have been killed after heavy rain poured across Sudan.

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The rain also caused almost 5,500 houses to collapse.

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The rain also caused almost 5,500 houses to collapse.

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This has left thousands of people homeless, with many people forced to live in the ruins of their homes.

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This has left thousands of people homeless, with many people forced to live in the ruins of their homes.

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Tankers have been busy pumping water from the flooded regions of the city.

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Tankers have been busy pumping water from the flooded regions of the city.

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The government is currently building a 2,200km drainage system to try to prevent future flooding.

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The government is currently building a 2,200km drainage system to try to prevent future flooding.

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Unfortunately, the new drainage system is only scheduled for completion in 2021.

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Unfortunately, the new drainage system is only scheduled for completion in 2021.



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