Heavy rainfall affecting the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 17, 2021, caused severe flash floods that resulted in heavy damage and fatalities.
Homes and cars in several neighborhoods of the capital were submerged, leading to at least 7 fatalities and dozens injured.1
Mayor Adanech Abiebie visited the affected areas and confirmed heavy damage but didn't elaborate.
Adanech urged residents to take the necessary precautions as heavy rains were expected to continue through the week.2
በአስኮ፣በአደይአበባ፣በጀርመን አደባባይና ጎልፍ ክለብ አካባቢ በደረሰው የጎርፍ አደጋ መንገዶች ጭምር የተዘጋጉ ሲሆን የድንገተኛና የእሳት አደጋ ሰራተኞቻችን በቦታዎቹ በመገኘት የከፋ ጉዳት እንዳይደርስ ከፍተኛ ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ ናቸው። 2/5 pic.twitter.com/hAiE7NiUQE— Adanech Abiebie (@AdanechAbiebie) August 17, 2021
1 Seven dead in Addis Ababa flash floods - AFP
2 - Adanech Abiebie - Twitter
Featured image credit: Adanech Abiebie
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