Three people killed in flash floods in Tunisia

Three people have died in floods in Tunisia after heavy rains hit the North African country, a spokesman for the civil defense agency said.

Two people, ages 20 and 27, died in Tale, a city in northwestern Tunisia, after their car was washed away by floodwaters, agency spokesman Moez Triaa said.

A 24-year-old young man died in flooding in Borj Chakir near the Tunisian capital, Triaa added.

Tunisia suffers from seasonal flooding, with intense rains hitting the country’s dilapidated infrastructure, including old drainage systems and poorly planned urban development.

In September 2020, six people, including three children, died when stormwater hit homes across the country, and in 2018 at least five people died in floods.

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