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Flash floods kill at least 10 people in Mauritius

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 - 01:07

April 1 - A full scale clean-up and aid distribution operation began Monday in the island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, where flash floods killed at least 10 people Saturday. Mana Rabiee reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL / PART AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING Helplessness in Mauritius, as people get swept away by flood waters. It's thought THEY were later saved, but others were not so lucky. Flash floods hit this island nation in the Indian Ocean Saturday, killing ten people. Emergency services recovered the bodies of victims on Sunday, most of whom were trapped in this underpass in the capitol, Port Louis. By Monday, a full scale clean-up and aid operation was in effect. But some residents say they're pulling themselves out from the sludge -- on their own. (SOUNDBITE) (French) UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT, SAYING: "We had just come back home and I was there with my mother and father...No one has come. We had to do everything ourselves." Monday's been declared a national day of mourning. It's not clear if residents are out of the woods just yet. Weather forecasts expected showers for Monday, with isolated thunderstorms, all of which could cause more flooding on an island that's just still trying to pick up the pieces.

Flash floods kill at least 10 people in Mauritius

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 - 01:07

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