Port Louis District http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42461/all en Flash floods kill at least 10 people in Mauritius http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/flash-floods-kill-at-least-10-people-mauritius <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - At least 10 people have been killed in flash floods in Mauritius and more downpours could be on the way, officials and the Indian Ocean island's meteorological service said on Sunday.</p> <p>The deaths occurred on Saturday and most of the victims were trapped in an underpass leading to the Caudan Waterfront, a commercial area in Port Louis.</p> <p>Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam said on Sunday that Port Louis had a torrential downpour with 152 mm falling in two hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/flash-floods-kill-at-least-10-people-mauritius" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Port Louis Port Louis District Thomson Reuters Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798207 at http://www.globalpost.com Flash floods kill at least 10 people in Mauritius http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/flash-floods-kill-at-least-10-people-mauritius <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> At least 10 people have been killed in flash floods in Mauritius and more downpours could be on the way, officials and the Indian Ocean island's meteorological service said on Sunday.</p><P>The deaths occurred on Saturday and most of the victims were trapped in an underpass leading to the Caudan Waterfront, a commercial area in Port Louis.</p><P>Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam said on Sunday that Port Louis had a torrential downpour with 152 mm falling in two hours.</p><P>"The speed of the torrents of water has led to tragic loss of life and heavy damage to property," he said, adding</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/flash-floods-kill-at-least-10-people-mauritius" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Mauritius Port Louis Port Louis District Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:47:53 +0000 Asianet 5800464 at http://www.globalpost.com