Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Heavy rain and landslides in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, has led to the deaths of at least 10 people, the AFP news agency reports quoting officials.

Nine were in the district of Yopougon and the other one was in Cocody-Angre, the head of the military firefighting brigade (GPSM) told AFP.

Two landslides in Yopougon in the early hours of Thursday morning caused some of the deaths and several injuries.

In Cocody-Angre someone drowned after being “swept away by the waters”, Anicet Bah, GSPM captain and deputy head of operations, told AFP.

Heavy rains are not unusual at this time of year in Abidjan, but AFP reports that as the city has grown construction has become more precarious, especially in less-affluent districts.

By Joy

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