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Mauritius deadly Floods 2013: The families of victims claim 650 million rupees to the State of Mauritius

Mauritius celebrated at the end of last month the second anniversary of the deadly floods that have mourned Port-Louis with 11 victims, Saturday, March 30, 2013, including six who lost their lives under the floods in the underground pedestrian tunnel at the Caudan Waterfront.
152 millimeters of rain had fallen in less than 90 minutes down the Mauritian capital. The families of the victims come to file a complaint against the state, the prime minister's office, the mayor of Port-Louis, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Environment as well as against the State Property Development Corporation (SPDC), the site manager and safety Waterfont Caudan Port Louis. The damages sought for the loss of their (s) close (s) are valued at a total of 650 million rupees. *
As a reminder, the magistrate responsible for the case had referred on 30 December 2014 in his conclusions on the judicial investigation the lack of public authorities.
Since the tragedy, significant work for around 500 million rupees have been conducted in Port Louis, including the Place d'Armes, to reduce the risk of reproducing the dramatic scenario of deadly floods.
The network of water drainage drains from the Place d'Armes at the heart of Port-Louis was reconditioned and new drains have been constructed up to the city on the Mount Signal so that rainwater will now pour a portion towards the beach of Sable-Noir (Grand River North West) and the the stream of Le Pouce.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 39 rupees


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