Second wave of deadly floods and landslides hits Abidjan, Ivory Coast

abidjan landslide june 21 2022

At least 6 people have been killed in the second wave of floods to hit Abidjan, Ivory Coast within just 7 days.

The new wave of floods hit on June 21, after parts of the city received up to 161 mm (6.3 inches) of rain in just 12 hours.

Floods damaged homes and roads in the Bingerville commune, situated to the east of the city, while residents were forced to take refuge on the roofs or upper floors of their homes. 

The country’s civil protection service said 6 people have died, including 4 children aged 4 to 15 who died after part of their home in the village of Angorankoi (Bingerville commune) collapsed.1

2 people died in separate incidents after being swept away by flood waters. One of the victims was in a vehicle at the time.

Last week, 6 people died in Abidjan after a landslide hit Mossikro in the commune of Attécoubé.

References:

1 Ivory Coast – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Abidjan After 160mm of Rain in 12 Hours – FloodList – June 22, 2022

Featured image credit: ONPC-Côte d’Ivoire

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.