BBC News

In pictures: Port Louis, Mauritius floods

Published
image captionFloods caused by sudden downpours swept through the Mauritian capital Port Louis on Saturday, leaving several people dead.
image captionMost of those who died were caught by the water in pedestrian subways and underground car parks.
image captionThe floods caused chaos in the city centre, leaving cars piled on top of each other.
image captionSome were washed into roadside ditches.
image captionMeteorologists said 152mm of rain fell in less than an hour. The average rainfall for the whole of March - the island's wettest month - is about 220mm.
image captionPrime Minister Navin Rangoolam said Mauritius was suffering badly from the effects of climate change. He has declared 1 April a day of mourning.