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Severe flooding kills scores in Sudan

Flooding in Sudanese cities has claimed around 100 lives and displaced thousands, and many angry citizens blame the political class for its failure to act.
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CAIRO — Sudan's rainy season brings torrential rains between May and October. This year’s ongoing flooding has wreaked havoc across Sudan, including in the northern River Nile state, in the eastern states of el-Gezira, South Kordofan and Kassala and South Darfur in the west. 

The catastrophe comes in tandem with a grueling political, economic and social crisis in Sudan since the military coup of Oct. 25, 2021, when Sudan's army dissolved the transitional government of Abdalla Hamdok and declared a state of emergency.

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