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Floods in Tunisia’s North-West kill at least 3

16:41, 25 October 2021
Floods in Tunisia’s North-West kill at least 3 Photo: Kcna/ZUMAPRESS.com/Global Look Press

Massive inundations recorded in the Maghreb country were caused by heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday.


The Tunisian civil protection agency representative Moez Triaa announced on Sunday that three people died in floods caused by heavy rainfalls.

According to Triaa, two bodies of two victims, 20 and 27, were found in the town of Thala after their car had been swamped by water, while the third victim was a 24-year-old who died in Borj Chakir some 10 km (7 miles) away from the capital of Tunis.

Floods occur regularly in Tunisia due to poor infrastructure, bad urban planning, and old water drainage systems. In September 2020 the calamity took the lives of six people including three children while in 2018 at least five deaths were recorded following inundations.