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


Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

June 17, 2019

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings...

Strong M6.3 aftershock hits Kermadec Islands Region, New Zealand

June 16, 2019

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands Region at 05:17 UTC on June 16, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter was located about 872 km (542...

Severe thunderstorms hit Bihar, leaving at least 8 people dead, India

June 11, 2019

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern Indian state of Bihar on June 10, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving at least 11 injured. At least 8 people were killed and 11 others injured on June 10 after severe thunderstorms hit the districts of Gopalganj,...

Key highway closed after severe storm hits Switzerland

June 11, 2019

Heavy rain affecting Switzerland since June 9, 2019, caused a temporary shutdown of a key highway in the central region of Gotthard. A landslide has also affected the railway connections. The regions of Bern and Zurich have been particularly affected, receiving...

Hundreds evacuate in western Japan as rainy season sets in

June 10, 2019

Parts of western Japan were inundated by torrential rain early June 7, 2019, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and disrupting transportation services. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that warm, humid air moving toward a low-pressure system is causing...


Register/become a supporter

Support us AD-FREE

Your support is crucial for our survival. It makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share. 

Monthly subscription

Subscription options

Yearly subscription

Subscription options

You'll receive your ad-free account for 20x faster browsing experience, clean interface without any distractions, ability to post comments without prior editorial check, all our desktop and mobile applications (current and upcoming) ad-free and with the full set of features available, a direct line of communication and much more. See all options.

Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar