Cairo: Flash floods caused by seasonal heavy rains in the western Darfur region of Sudan have killed at least seven people, including children, the United Nations and aid groups said on Sunday.
Heavy rains began late Friday in the Kas region of South Darfur, according to general coordination for refugees and refugees in Darfur.
According to the group, the dead included a pregnant woman and two boys aged 2 and 8. At least 100 homes in refugee camps have collapsed or were partially damaged.
Toby Harward, coordinator of the United Nations Refugee Department, reported the dead. He posted a video on Twitter showing the flooded area and the house. UNHCR and its partners are working to provide humanitarian assistance to affected communities, he said.
Since the beginning of the rainy season in June, about 6,250 people have been affected by heavy rains and floods in South Kordofan, the White Nile and Kassala, according to the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office.
The rainy season in Sudan usually lasts until September. Last year, floods and heavy rains killed more than 80 people nationwide and flooded tens of thousands of homes.