Storm drain failure rocks Zim capital Harare

2014-11-18 14:15

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Cape Town – There was chaos in Zimbabwe's capital Harare after a hailstorm struck the city on Monday, resulting in floods, media reports said on Tuesday.

Local media reports blamed the city council for the floods, saying authorities had failed to deal with the drainage system, as a number of streets were submerged in water.

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City authorities, according to The Herald, reacted with panic, sending teams to clear the water drains after the heavy rains.

Property was damaged and shop owners were forced to close early as workers battled to clear water from the clogged street gushing into the shops.

News Day reported that a shopping mall in the city centre was one of the most affected areas.

Some vehicles were damaged by trees that were toppled by the heavy rains.

Several people took to social media.

@NickkTitan tweeted: Seems like its raining pretty hard in Harare...if you have s-curl in your hair this is the time to walk around & feel like a white person

@DavidColtart wrote: Fantastic rain in Harare today - "Chaos as Hail- Storms Strike Harare, Furious Floods All Over City"

@djcassa tweeted: Floods In Harare Today: lack of proper drainage system.

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  weather  |  floods  |  southern africa

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