According to the U.N, at least seven people including children were killed by flash floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan’s western Darfur area on Sunday.
According to the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, heavy rains began late on Friday in the Kass locality of the South Darfur region and have since reported that a pregnant mother and two boys aged 2 and 8 were among the dead. The group also stated that at least 100 homes in refugee camps had collapsed or suffered partial damage.
Since June, the province of South Kordofan, White Nile, and Kassala have seen significant rainfall and flooding that has affected over 6,250 people, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Normally, the rainy season in Sudan lasts through September and last year alone more than 80 people were killed by flooding and heavy rains, which also submerged tens of thousands of homes around the nation.