Torrential torrents swept through the neighborhoods of Port Sudan, in eastern Sudan, and communication sites in Sudan monitored horrific scenes of water flowing into the roads and neighborhoods of the coastal city yesterday, Wednesday.
The Ministry of Education in the Red Sea State announced the suspension of studies, today, Thursday, and obligating all schools in the governmental and non-governmental sectors to make today an official holiday, in order to preserve the safety of male and female students due to bad weather and the scarcity of means of transportation due to the continuous rain.
It rained heavily for long hours in the city of Port Sudan and turned into torrents, and the Meteorological Authority expected new rains today, Thursday.
Local sources told Al-Arabiya.net: The neighborhoods of Al-Salab Al-Kubra and Al-Shaqr adjacent to it, as the torrents swept through those areas in large quantities and caused the washing away of houses and small bridges of the internal roads, and the torrents cut off the road leading to Al-Shaqr neighborhood, west of the city.
There is great discontent among the citizens due to the poor and slow drainage of stagnant water in the city center and near the markets, in light of fears of the collapse of health conditions and the spread of infectious diseases.
Port Sudan is the main port of Sudan on the Red Sea coast, about 670 km east of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and is characterized by a rainy climate in the winter season.