Heavy rains trigger deadly flooding and mudslides in Raqqa, Syria

Heavy rains trigger deadly flooding and mudslides in Raqqa, Syria

Heavy downpours affecting Syria's Raqqa governorate since March 25, 2020, caused damaging floods and mudslides, killing at least seven people.

The Civil Council of Raqqa, which is affiliated with the Kurdish Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), announced that seven civilian lives were lost in the fatal flooding.

Emergency medical teams rushed to the scene, retrieving the bodies of the victims. In the southern part of Raqqa, the crew managed to rescue three people in the villages of Ratla and al-Akirshi where landslides also occurred.

A bridge near the village of Sharidah, in the eastern countryside, was destroyed. An IDP camp received damages, but no injuries were reported. 

Moderate rain is expected across the northern part of the governorates on April 1.

Featured image credit: مجلس الرقة المدني


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