Heavy downpours and flooding in South Sudan’s Warrap State killed at least 20 people in Gogrial West County
At least 20 people died when torrential rain and heavy floods hit Gogrial West County of South Sudan’s Warrrap State in the ultimate two months, a neighborhood reliable said.
In a Radio Tamazuj report seen by NCMP, Gogrial West County Commissioner Victor Wek Koor said three people died due to floods final week, elevating the dying toll due to floods in the area on the grounds that July to 20.
“Three human beings drowned in floodwaters last week. One character used to be from Akon North Payam, some other one used to be from Panrieu Payam and the 0.33 character was from Gogrial Payam. So between July and September, we misplaced about 20 people due to floods,” he added.
He added, “The avenue is totally reduce off and human beings coming from Akon to Kuajok city don’t make it even if you used motorcycles, it is nonetheless difficult to cross in water for a distance of six meters. People opted to use the Aweil road for medical treatment.”
William Deng Kuel, a chief of the Awan Chan community, proven the deaths due to floods and blamed the government for doing little to rescue those affected by means of floods.
“The problem of floods is not for Warrap nation alone however for South Sudan as a whole. Imagine the road from Wau to Akon is only 161 kilometres and the government cannot restore it,” he said.
Last week, South Sudan’s government introduced that it set up a committee to access the floods crisis throughout the country.
OCHA final month warned of limited elements and a funding shortfall, announcing that it had only acquired fifty four percentage of the $1.7 billion required to pay for programmes in the country.