Madagascar authorities ask residents to vacate dangerous area due to the heavy rain


The National Office for the Management of Risks and Disasters (BNGRC) of Madagascar asked Friday the residents of around 350 houses in the upper part of Antananarivo to leave the dangerous area due to the heavy rain since Wednesday.

The executive secretary of the BNGRC, General Elack Andriankaja said during a press conference that more than 20 large rocks may fall on these houses sited in mountainous areas as a result of the rains.

Andriankaja also said that a landslide already killed four people including two children on Thursday morning.

The police commissioner of Antananarivo, Angelot Ravelonarivo, told the press that some residents of the non-secured area still refused to leave their houses. “These people will be expelled with force by soldiers to avoid eventual accident, if it’s necessary,” as he said.

Madagascar’s meteorological service already alarmed that heavy rain will continue until Sunday in many parts of the country and will cause floods. Enditem

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