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Felleng made serious damage to the Seychelles, state of emergency declared

The passage of the low pressure system Felleng, on Monday, at the stage of a moderate tropical storm off the Seychelles, has attracted in its wake torrential rains and massive landslides on the main islands of the archipelago, Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.

Seychelles has declared a state of emergency and its President James Michel has called for international assistance to cope with the "disaster". The archipelago has suffered no more such weather since 1998.
"There was no wind, but heavy rains. Mudflows have caused widespread damage. Around fifty homes were evacuated. Houses were partially destroyed. The authorities have responded quickly", said a Mauritian professional established Seychelles to the site.

Laurent Chinaud

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