Mauritius Flood – Port Louis – Inondations – 11 Deaths
Mauritius Flood - Port Louis - Inondations - 11 Deaths,
Torrential rain of an intensity never witnessed in Mauritius flooded roads on Saturday, March 30, overturning cars and stranding thousands of motorists. About 30 vehicles were involved in a multiple-vehicle pileup near Hindu House, Port Louis. Some of the vehicles were completely damaged.
More than two hours of solid rainfall starting at 1:00 pm flooded the streets of the capital and Plaines Wilhems paralyzing public transportation, causing traffic chaos. 150 mm rainfall was recorded in Port Louis in an interval of three hours.
Eleven person are reported dead from the flood and several are missing. Six of them were drowned, trapped in the under path leading to Caudan Waterfront. Two bodies were removed from the underground car park of Mcdonalds.
A day of national mourning has been declared on April 1. Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam said that Mauritius was suffering badly from the effects of climate change.
30 March 2013 – A very sad day for Mauritius … A special prayer to all those affected by this flood although no words will heal their sorrows .. RIP the 11 victims of this terrible flood
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30 March 2013 – A very sad for Mauritius … A special prayer to all those affected by this flood although no words will heal their sorrows .. RIP the 8 victims of this terrible flood ;(
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