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ABIDJAN – 18 DEAD IN FLOOD

At least eighteen (18) people reportedly lost their lives and over a hundred were forced to leave their homes in Abidjan, due to severe flooding caused by torrential rain overnight, on Tuesday.

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“Torrential rains triggered severe flooding across Abidjan yesterday night and killed 15 people, washed away houses and displaced hundreds of families,” Sidiki Diakite, the country’s Interior Minister told journalists on Tuesday.

He explained that the heavy downpour struck the city between the hours of 11pm on Monday night to 6am Tuesday, causing flash floods up to 2.5 metres deep.

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