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Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gambia floods kill 1, affect thousands

Flash floods in Gambia have claimed life of a person and affected thousands of people.

Flood water swept away a 37-year-old man in Nemakunku region of Gambia, Daily Observer reported.

The torrential rain for more than 24 hours caused flash flood which affected thousands of people across Gambia, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) said.

Heavy downpour have inundated several houses in Kanifing Municipality, West Coast Region (WCR), Jambarr Sanneh and Banjul area.

Gambia floods 2012 (October) had claimed lives of at least 13 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 15, 2013