Dam collapse destroys 600 houses in SudanChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 1, 2020
A sudden collapse of a dam in Sudan's Blue Nile State has destroyed 600 houses, local Sudanese media reported on Friday.
Tragedy Blue Nile State
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"The water surrounded another 600 families in a neighbourhood, with no access to them as the water flooded the area from three directions," she added.
The local official warned against a big wave of displacement in the area, noting that the Bout dam constitutes the backbone for the area where there is a large market and more than nine basic education schools.
Annually during June and July, Sudan witnesses waves of floods due to heavy rains.
On Thursday, Sudan meteorological authorities warned of medium to heavy rains, accompanied by high-speed winds on Friday that would continue until Saturday afternoon, in various parts of the country. ■