Report 13 fatalities due to rains in the Ivory Coast | News

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The Ivorian Ministry of Solidarity and Fight against Poverty confirmed this Saturday that 13 people died after the heavy rains that affected the country.

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“The latest report of the disasters that occurred after the heavy rain that fell on the night of July 6-7 is 13 deaths, two of them in Bouaflé and 11 in Abidjan (Yopougon Micao, Yopougon Gesco and Attécoubé-Boussangadougou) and several injured," the institution said.

According to local media, almost all the deaths occurred as a result of landslides.

In the statements offered to local media, witnesses stated that four members of a family (a grandmother, her daughter and her grandchildren, aged ten and three), who lived in the same house, lost their lives when the walls of their home gave way. for these landslides.

For its part, the government monitoring and alert organization, Solidarity and Social Cohesion Observatory, indicated that the rains that began in the country last March have been getting stronger since the end of May.

The entity also noted that among the victims of rainfall in the season from January to early June there are a total of 15 minors who died and two were injured.

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