Torrential rains kill 5 individuals in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, flooding homes, and flipping cars.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – At any rate, five individuals were killed on Thursday in the midst of substantial downpours in Abidjan, Ivory Coast‘s business capital, neighborhood media announced.
“The terrible climate that hit Abidjan on Thursday caused the passing of five individuals, one missing individual, and a ton of material harm,” Abidjan.net cited the National Office of Civil Protection (ONPC) as saying on Friday.
A few neighborhoods in Abidjan were overflowed, it included.
“Firemen interceded on a few events in the collective of Cocody, where individuals took shelter on the tops of their homes,” the ONPC said.
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Cocody is one of the 10 urban cooperatives of Abidjan.
Last Thursday, heavy rains prompted the demise of 17 individuals in Anyama, in the northern rural areas of the city.
The west African nation has a tropical atmosphere, with a dry season from December to February and a blustery season from April to October because of the African storm.
The month with the most precipitation in Abidjan is June when the downpour succumbs to weeks on end and regularly totals up to 561.8 millimeters (22.1 inches) of precipitation, as indicated by climate atlas.com