The death toll from the latest in a series of devastating floods in Ethiopia rose to 194 on Wednesday, lifting to around 700 the total feared dead from heavy rains this month.
Reuters AlertNet 2006/08/10
The death toll from flash floods that hit an eastern Ethiopian town rose to 254 on Aug 10 as rescuers widened their search for some 250 people still missing, police said.
OCHA Situation Report No.1 2006/08/06
During the night 5 to 6 August 2006 very heavy rains caused flooding in the region of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia (525 kms east of the capital Addis Ababa). 3,000 displaced, 300 people missing and 200 people dead are reported so far.
Reueters News 2006/08/07
The Dechatu river burst its banks and flooded Dire Dawa town overnight on Saturday, drowning many or burying them in sandy debris as they slept.