Egypt condoles with Sudan over victims of floods



Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 02:32 GMT


Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 02:32 GMT

Flooding in Sudan - Twitter

Flooding in Sudan - Twitter

CAIRO – 23 August 2021: Egypt extended condolences to Sudan on Monday as dozens of deaths have been reported due to devastating floods that swept the African country.

As total of 52 people, including a woman and her child, have died from the floods, spokesman of the National Council for Civil Defense Abdel Galil Abdel Rahim told Sky News.

According to the spokesman, 26 of the deaths are in the River Nile state only.

The spokesman said 3,890 homes completely collapsed and more than 12,500 homes partially collapsed.

“[Egypt] extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to government and people of the sisterly Republic of Sudan and to the families of the victims of the flood that swept a number of Sudanese states,” a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.

The statement said the floods have caused the death of a number of citizens and the collapse of houses.

“Egypt affirms its full solidarity with sisterly Sudan in these current circumstances, within the framework of the firm brotherly and historic ties gathering the two sisterly countries and the two Nile Valley peoples together,” the statement added.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry affirmed its “confidence in the ability of Sudan and its brotherly people to overcome this crisis”.



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