Flash Floods Mauritius Updates – 30th March 2013 – 11 Killed

Torrential rain strikes again in Mauritius on this 30th March 2013. Since the last few hours, Mauritius is facing non-stop heavy rainfall across the Island and dozens of accidents have already been reported and the most notable one involving over 15 vehicles who have just collided against each other near the Hindu House at Port Louis (report at as: 16:20). Several roads have been closed.

We’re sharing some photo’s we’re collecting and being shared by our readers. If you have any photo or video, please email us at: [email protected] or share across our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/islandcrisis

Update: 1st April 2013: Up to 11 dead confirmed as at today morning. 3 still missing. Nearly a hundred houses totally damaged.

Update 31 March 2013: Public holiday announced for April 1st 2013 following those chaotic events of March 30th.

Update: 22:26: 8 dead confirmed. 6 people killed in the Caudan underground tunnel.

Update: 17:46 – Confirmed report: Two killed (mother and son) in the underground Caudan tunnel due to the flood.

Video by: Jude Kelly Cangy (Facebook) – Near Jardin de la Compagnie Port Louis

Accident Hindu House

Via Fayaman Selekta – Accident near Hindu House

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Via Vinshi Stin – Accident near Hindu House

Flood Mauritius March 30 2013

Accident near Hindu House Port Louis – Via Ashvin Kumar Wonderboy (Facebook)

Video showing Caudan Tunnel Flooding – Killing 4 people

Video via N. Peerthy

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Accident near Hindu House Port Louis – Via Ashvin Kumar Wonderboy (Facebook)

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Accident near Hindu House Port Louis – Via Ashvin Kumar Wonderboy (Facebook)

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Via Ashvin Kumar Wonderboy (Facebook)

Caudan flood killed 2 persons

Caudan underground tunnel filled with water – 2 killed here – Via: Old Mauritia

Killed at Caudan Mauritius

One of the victims of Caudan Underground Tunnel – Via: Al Khizr

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Photo shot at Canal Dayot – Via Pascal Louise

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Via Pascal Louise – Near Bell Village Bridge

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Via Defimedia

Flood in Mauritius March 2013

Flood near Cine City Port Louis – via: Nigel Michael

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Jardin Compagnie Mauritius Completely Flooded – Via Nigel Michael

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Jeetoo Hospital Flooded

Rue la Chaussee Plouis inondation

Via Vinshi Stin – Rue la Chaussee, Plouis.

Deluge Port Louis

Deluge Port Louis

Photo via Top FM

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Photos Via: Aditish

Google Map with markers for the chaotic events of March 30th in Port Louis

View Port-Louis Floods – 30 March 2013 in a larger map

Recovery of 10th victim from Harbour Building Port Louis

Video by Jameel Perally

Video provided by: N. Bholah.

48 Responses to “Flash Floods Mauritius Updates – 30th March 2013 – 11 Killed”

  1. jeune.moris on

    Ene parmi bn multiple mentalite banal qui nou pays faire face. malheureusement. Li bien facile assize devant so lecran ordinateur a faire des condoleances et critiquer les autorités.

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  2. sheena on

    i sincerely give all my sympathy to all those families who lost their beloved ones. hope that the govt now, employes better meteorologists to warn people next time!!!…n RIP all the innocent people!!!..

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  3. Nowornever on

    Xtra nou meteo moris… … Reunion island ine kpv predire pou ena grosses averses mai meteo moris sa osi li pne truV!!!! I cnt even imagine if there would be school… how it would be…

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  4. Lorence Valenzuela on

    why people on the radio blamed only Prime minister,is this his Fault…common,maybe the MET office is at fault also,they dont have any warning device concerning this weather, to informed the public.,police also around port lois is just watching and waiting till the rain stop..wht they doing ?? looking for a shelter to save themselves???

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  5. Avinash Bahadoo on

    shame on the govt authorities! if this calamity would have been during
    school days then imagine its consequences. Meteorological system in
    mauritius is not good at all. Instead of investing on projects where
    govt will get returns, it would be beneficial if development is made in
    our country to avoid these problems. I think public interest is the
    priority than return on investment. Because during election, our votes
    which counts to choose people to become ministers, we give them values,
    now we hope they will take appropriate measures to avoid all these
    things next time. Hope projects will be made for our drainage system in
    mauritius.

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  6. Avinash Bahadoo on

    shame on the govt authorities! if this calamity would have been during
    school days then imagine its consequences. Meteorological system in
    mauritius is not good at all. Instead of investing on projects where
    govt will get returns, it would be beneficial if development is made in
    our country to avoid these problems. I think public interest is the
    priority than return on investment. Because during election, our votes
    which counts to choose people to become ministers, we give them values,
    now we hope they will take appropriate measures to avoid all these
    things next time. Hope projects will be made for our drainage system in
    mauritius.

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  7. DC on

    Heart-wrenching to see the loss of life in Port-Louis…my condolences to the families affected….. So near the coast, water should not have got trapped in Port-Louis. Govt should build a system of canals, drains with pumps to prevent water accumulation. Ask help/advice from Singapore which suddenly started experiencing flash floods in the last 10 years too. They work quickly to solve the problems but new problem spots come up from time to time….despite being one of the richest countries on earth and having the highest paid govt on earth. In the last decade we have Louisiana, Mumbai as well….So not point always blaming the govt!!! Mother nature has its ways unfortunately and we’ll have keep playing catch up with it…. signs to come, so we need to used to this…. with global warming, this will only get worse everywhere!!

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  8. saroja devi seeam on

    PLEASE FIND MY BRO-IN LAW HE IS MISSING FROM YESTERDAY 2 P.M HE IS RABINDRANATH BOBANY ALIAS JACK OF RIVIERE DU REMPART. HE WAS LAST SEEN IN MACDO UNDERGROUND PARKING.PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM TO BE SAFE N HOPE 2 SEE HIM SOON

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  9. Sherone on

    The person filming and commenting should be arrested for not assisting people in danger. She has committed a crime according to the law. “Non assistant to people in danger”! How can a decent human being stand, film and make comments when she can clearly hear someone shooting for help! Where is this world going! Shame to her and the like of her. I feel ashamed to be a mauritian today seeing such cruelty! Why didn’t she pick her phone and call for help. At least she might have saved one person and one family might not have cried tonight…. Shame on her!

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  10. Kay on

    Its nothing to do with drainage, nothing to do with politician. U all have to understand it comes from god who possess all power and mighty, amd when god decide a matter nothing can stop it and it be. Reflect on this verse on the holy quran…”And none can know the Forces of your Lord, except He.” (74:31)
    “For to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth
    “Whatever misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned.” (42:30)Allah the Mighty and Majestic says: “Evil and mischief have appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned, that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allah).” [30:41]Every disaster and every calamity that befalls the servants is due to their sins and wrongdoing. So know, servants of Allah, what wrongdoing does to its doers.
    reflect…..

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    • Avinash Bahadoo on

      yes, its true that calamity comes from god, BUT if our meteorological system is not good, then whom will you blame? God? If our drainage system and politicians are not working in the public interest, then whom should we blame? God?Yes, Its a god act but we can see the deficiency and incompetency of people here. First of all, we should have been informed about this torrential rain so that people would be aware and would not travel.. How can people of reunion island know that mauritius would get this calamity but we mauritian don’t know anything?…..

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  11. Sherone on

    Who are the idiots filming instead of getting help for the people dying in the tunell! Seriously instead of talking and filming get some help. Idiots!!!

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    • Marie on

      My deepest sympathy to you and your family. i knew one of your cousins who was working at Port Louis market then met him at Le Caudan he was such a lovely boy. He was a respectful young man.i saw the video in Australia it is very sad and very painful for the family.

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  12. lovee loveena on

    ban ki responsab pu cki in ariv gagn impe lamour prop aster…inosan in assez perdi lavi kumsa…zis r gran koze 1 pays pa pu kpv avancer…1 simpe ti msg 2 precotion si ti passe depi bien avan zordi mo pa croir ki kiken ti pu mort betement,,,ban ki responsab agir avan ki tro tar parski 2lezour pa fete zako…

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  13. zapata on

    À la ki arrivé kan pena aucaine plan pou evacuation dilo la pluie,nek pé rangé cot pé tap commission lor ledo lepep.

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  14. Siren M on

    Je pense le fly over qu’ils ont construit a caudan y est pour quelque chose ils ont du mal construire ou boucher les drains

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  15. kickasster on

    minister baichoo must resign,if he does’nt.navin should kick his back away.shame for our country.we just celebrate our independance.shame shame shame on you baichoo.

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  16. nanda sathan on

    stop blaming govt. or the meteo. 150 mm in p.louis in 3 hrs. 2 mm at belle mare. clouds are unpredictable . so many times it becomes suddenly very dark and i said to myself that it will rain very heavily but nothing happens. can meteorologists predict that ? Is government responsible when rain strikes a particular region and not others ??

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    • zapata on

      D’après toi ti bisin attan 3hr pou dire bann dimoune ki dans Port Louis fer attention.Biensûre to Govt responsable parski Baichoo pé payé par largent contribuable ek ena bann amateurs dans meteo you like it or not.

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    • Avinash Bahadoo on

      shame in our country! Imagine if this calamity would have been during
      school days then think about its consequences. Meteorological system in
      mauritius is not good at all. Instead of investing on projects where
      govt will get returns, it would be beneficial if development is made in
      our country to avoid these problems. I think public interest is the
      priority than return on investment. Because during election, our votes
      which counts to choose people to become ministers, we give them values,
      now we hope they will take appropriate measures to avoid all these
      things next time. Hope projects will be made for our drainage system in
      mauritius.

      Reply
  17. climate observer on

    We have to get a reliable meteorological service which can forecast such natural disaster in advance. The meteorological service has failed once more in saving human life. How long will the population suffer from such an inefficient organisation which at the end result in loss of life

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  18. Vanessen on

    Sympathy towards families who lost loved ones….Its clear our country is not at all prepared to manage crisis…the problem is definitely higher up the hierarchy…the weather forecasting system has clearly failed and is failing continuously…the reaction to crisis is poor…communication is nil

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