Severe floods hit capital Bamako, claiming at least 15 lives, Bali

Severe floods hit capital Bamako, claiming at least 15 lives, Bali

The start of the rainy season claimed the lives of at least 15 people and caused significant damage in Bamako, Mali. Flooding streets, floating cars and injured residents were just some of the things that the city lived through on May 17, 2019.

A sudden, heavy overnight rain whipped up the capital of Mali, flooded several of its parts in up to 2.5 m (8.2 feet) high water. According to News First, it started around 03:00 UTC/LT and lasted for about 6 hours.

Amadou Sangho, the spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Security said that the flooding caused a lot of serious damage across and the rescue teams have been deployed all around the capital.

At least 10 people died in Niamakoro because of a severely damaged bridge due to a lot of rubbish blocking the evacuation canals, said the residents. They also denounced that the local government wasn’t properly managing the area.

The floodwaters dissipated by the early afternoon, leaving thick mud deposits and damaged buildings.

Featured image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS. Acquired May 16, 2019


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