Bamako - Flash floods caused by torrential rains killed 24
people in Mali's capital Bamako, the government said Thursday.
Heavy rains caused the Niger river, which flows through the
city of 2 million people, to flood on Wednesday.
"Heavy rains in Bamako and its surroundings have caused
flooding. The floods have led to extensive damage and 24 deaths," the
Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said.
Homes have been washed away in several Bamako neighbourhoods
located close to the river bank.