Flooding leads to death of 6 people in Ethiopia

Last night heavy rain, which caused flooding, has led to the death of six people in Silte zone of Ethiopia’s Southern region.

The flooding has also resulted in the death of over 1,000 livestock, while over 637 houses are destroyed affecting the lives of over 5,000 people, according to the state broadcaster _ ETV. Attributing to climate change metrology forecasts show that some parts of Ethiopia including the capital Addis Ababa are likely to experience heavy rain before the country’s rainy season begins in June.

In recent years Ethiopia has been experiencing flooding. In September 2017 over 93,000 people have reportedly been displaced by flooding in Afar, Jima of Oromia region, South-East and South-West of the country.

But one of the deadly one was occurred in Ethiopia in August when over 350 people were reportedly died as a result of flooding of Dechatu River in the city of Dire Dawa city. The flooding has destroyed some buildings in some cases and sweeping away homes, trees and fences.