Bamako - Five people were killed and hundreds affected after torrential rains led to flooding in northeast Mali, the government said Sunday.
The downpours on Saturday caused flooding in the town of Menaka, "leading to the death of five people, major damage for 400 residents," and leaving 750 people affected, the government statement said.
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The flooding submerged the wells that provide the town's water, making the supply from fountains unfit for human consumption, it added.
Officials plan to visit Menaka on Monday.