28 people killed in floods in Ethiopia
05 April 2016, 23:11
Addis Ababa – The state broadcaster in Ethiopia says 28 people
have been killed in severe flooding in two remote regions.
The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday that 23
people were killed and 84 more people were injured when a river that crosses
Jigjiga, the regional capital of the Somali region, burst its banks on Sunday.
It said intense rains in another drought-stricken region, Afar,
led to floods in which five people were killed.
Ethiopian meteorology officials said thick clouds around the
Indian Ocean could lead to more flooding in the coming days and the government
is taking precautionary measures to assist people in the two affected regions.