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Duration 2005/03/01 Five days of unusually heavy rains between March 1 and 6 flooded parts of Madagascar, causing the deaths and injuries while submerging nearly 10% of the rice fields around Lake Alaotra. The death toll has rizen to 13. Country or District Madagascar Name Flood
Headline(Source, Date) Personal Injury Material Damage Others
- Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/15
Thirteen people have died and nearly 9,000 left homeless after several weeks of heavy flooding in Madagascar, its interior minister said on Tuesday.
- IRIN News 2005/03/09
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) stood ready to assist thousands of homeless families on Wednesday, after heavy flooding killed four people and damaged rice crops across Madagascar.
- Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/08
Heavy flooding killed three children, made thousands homeless and destroyed crucial rice crops in Madagascar, prompting fears of a second year of severe shortages of its staple food.
- News24.com 2005/03/01
13 die in island floods
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