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More than 1,100 families flee Sudan floods

Heavy floods have forced more than 1,100 families to flee in Sudan, while the river Nile has risen to a serious level, an official said on Monday.
Awad Widatalla Hussein, head of the civil defence authority, said only one person was officially confirmed dead, although Sudanese papers carried numbers of at least eight killed in Khartoum alone.

The Nile in Khartoum was at 16.40 metres on Sunday, above its height on the same day in 1988, when scores of people were killed and hundreds of thousands lost their homes due to heavy rains and floods. "This Nile level is high alert," Hussein said. "It is very serious."

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