Seven killed in Ivory Coast flash floods


Reports has it that At least seven people died on Thursday in flash floods during torrential rains which pummelled Ivory Coast’s Abidjan for two days.
In which this is coming less than two weeks after 13 people were killed by a landslide nearby.
On Friday, the country’s meteorological services warned more rain was expected through the weekend.
The administrative head of the Abidjan area, Vincent Toh Bi Irie, said on Facebook that “in some places, the rainfall could reach 300 millimetres (12 inches) today, Saturday or six times the threshold for a critical alert”.
He urged residents not to go to regions where there is a risk of flooding and told people in areas prone to landslides to leave.
The West African nation is in the middle of its April to end of October rainy season which sometimes causes deadly floods and landslides. Africa-News reports.


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