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Heavy rainfall destroys houses, crops in South Darfur

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Torrential rains in Mershing locality, South Darfur, on Saturday caused considerable damage to houses and farmlands, and killed hundreds of cattle.

The Commissioner of Mershing locality, Adam Mohamed Mahmoud Bosh, stated to the press on Sunday that the heavy rain falls and ensuing floods which swept Mershing locality in South Darfur on Saturday evening, have destroyed some 500 acres of winter crops.

About 30 houses were severely damaged, and 800 heads of livestock perished. He added that in particular the areas of Abu Rajo and Adwa were stricken, where more than 100 houses were damaged.

Bosh said that committees were formed to assess the material losses. He called on the government, and humanitarian organisations to “lend a helping hand” to the affected.