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Sudan: 31 people die and 7000 others affected by floods in Upper Nile State

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Director of Programs and Disaster Management in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in GoSS Mr. Goi Jooyul Yol has confirmed to Miraya FM that (31) persons are reported dead in the recent floods in Maban County in the Upper Nile state. There was no independent confirmation for the death tool so far.

In an interview with Miraya FM, Mr. Goi Jooyul Yol said that about 7,500 households are affected by floods in the same area and that the devastating floods have caused serious lack of food and other items in the county.

Mr. Jooyul Yol added that two other counties - Nasir and Ulang - have also been affected by the floods.

He said the government of Southern Sudan together with United Nations is going to send humanitarian aid and food to those affected by the floods.

Meanwhile, the floods that occurred in Jongeli State blocked the traffic and movement in most parts of the state and caused diseases.