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.
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
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