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Mauritius: Work in an evacuation channel near the Caudan, accused of being responsible of floods




Mauritius: Work in an evacuation channel near the Caudan, accused of being responsible of floods
The deadly floods in the heart of Port-Louis have killed eight people in a single subterranean tunnel for pedestrians, at Caudan Waterfront.
 
Work in the stream of Le Pouce, in the context of the construction of the third lane of the motorwaynear the tragedy blocks for several weeks, the mouth's natural waterways.
 
The heavy rainfall that hit the area and the obstruction of the strategic channel water evacuation of rain may have caused a phenomenon discharge and overflow, in the area of ​​Caudan Waterfront in Port-Louis.
 
A river blocked downstream of flooding causes more upstream, said an engineer planner who confided in anonymity, to the site lexpress.mu
 
"The pipes designed to let the creek water is insufficient. Accordingly, its ability to transport water has been compromised, which raises the level of the river further upstream", said the engineer to trace the scenario these deadly floods located within 50 to 100 meters of the stream  of Le Pouce.



Fabrice François


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