Flooding in south eastern Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has left at least 2 people dead.
Flooding first struck areas of Aboisso department on 13 July, 2018. Further flooding was reported over the following days.
More than 500 have been affected, with at least 200 people displaced from their homes.
According to local media, heavy rainfall in south eastern Côte d’Ivoire as well as river catchment areas in neighbouring Ghana, increased levels of the Bia River, causing it to overflow.
Heavy rain has also been reported in parts of the country’s south west. Tabou in Tabou Department of the San-Pédro Region, close to the border with Liberia, has recorded over 140 mm of rain in the last 2 days (14 to 16 July).
[Société] Inondations à Aboisso avec 2 morts et plus de 500 familles sinistrées, dont 200 sur des sites provisoires. Situation relative à la montée des eaux du fleuve Bia. #RTIinfo #LesVerificateurs pic.twitter.com/PJJUzTB9nv
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