View Full Version : Heavy rain destroys hundreds of houses in Niger

August 31st, 2017, 12:50 PM
Emergency officials in Niger say torrential rains have destroyed hundreds of houses outside the capital, Niamey.

Colonel Aboubacar Bako, director general of civil protection and disasters, was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying on Tuesday that residents were forced to evacuate after several days of heavy downpours...

According to Niger's government, the rains have killed at least 44 people in Niamey and other parts of the West African country since June.
Read more here... (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/niger-rains-kill-dozens-displaces-thousands-170829163337865.html)

August 31st, 2017, 10:22 PM
How can you use Al Jazeera as a source ;)
I read about those rainfalls in several parts of West Africa over the whole summer.
So many people doing.
And the mudslide in Sierra Leone caused by heavy rainfalls being the biggest catastrophy of them all killing around 1000.
It's sad that these things go mostly unnoticed.

Same for all the Asian flood victims in the recent days.