Flood

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 24th, 2011
0 Comments
7 Views
Dar es Salaam – The death toll from severe flooding in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam has risen to 38, local authorities said on Friday. “More bodies continue to be retrieved in various parts of the city that were affected by floods,” Dar es Salaam Regional Commissi...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Sep 15th, 2011
0 Comments
5 Views
As rescuers continue to pump water out of a flooded mine, officials have released the names of the four trapped workers. The four men have been named as Phillip Hill, 45, from Neath, Charles Bresnan, 62, from the Swansea Valley, David Powell, 50, from the Swansea Valley, and Garry Jenkins, 39, from t...
By benim
In News
Sep 3rd, 2011
0 Comments
48 Views
Residents of Nigeria’s flood-stricken southwest say they are trying to recover after torrential rains washed away homes and killed more than 100 people. Ibadan resident Kafaya Adisa says she lost two children in last week’s flood. The Red Cross said late Friday that 102 people were killed...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jul 12th, 2011
0 Comments
5 Views
Nigerian emergency authorities say at least 29 people have died in weekend floods in two cities of Africa’s most populous nation. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday that at least 20 people died in the commercial capital of Lagos during unusually heavy rains Su...
By benim
In Mozambique
Jan 26th, 2011
2 Comments
5 Views
Maputo – Mozambican emergency services were on Wednesday put on high alert to respond to flooding as water levels rose and thousands abandoned their houses for higher ground. The country’s highest decision-making body, the council of ministers, issued a red alert to disaster management wo...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 18th, 2011
1 Comment
5 Views
It was midnight when a neighbor warned Freddie Ramashidza that they were in danger. “I had just finished praying and was falling asleep. When my neighbor knocked on the door, the water was already knee-deep,” he said. Ramashidza is among thousands of people who live on a riverbank northea...
By benim
In Benin
Oct 18th, 2010
1 Comment
87 Views
Flooding in the African nation of Benin has led to the deaths of at least 43 people and left about 98,000 people homeless. Nearly 360,000 people have been affected by the rains and floods, the United Nations said Monday. A cholera outbreak in Cotonou, a coastal city about 120 kilometers (75 miles) we...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Oct 18th, 2010
1 Comment
65 Views
Two people, a child and a pregnant mother have been killed by floods in the Central Gonja district of the Northern Region where at least 25,112 people have been displaced. This is as a result of excess spillage from the Bagre and Kampianga dams from neighboring Burkina Faso coupled with heavy rains. ...