Following yesterday's heavy rains in almost all of northern Tunisia, civil safeguards have been on permanent standby and worked on water drainage, sewage pumping, and rescuing people who were stuck in the inundation. Rain totaled 180 millimeters in some regions.
In Zaghouane, where the level of rainwater was the highest, two young people, 17 and 21 years old, died when they were attempting to cross a flooded river. The floods claimed three victims in total; a woman died in Kef after attempting to cross a river in a car. Her husband was rescued.
Tunis and other highly populated districts saw 115 mm of rain. People found themselves surrounded by backed-up sewage, which entered into houses in many cases. Traffic was blocked in several roads early in the morning.
Air traffic was also disturbed due to the weather conditions. Fourteen flights scheduled for the Enfidha airport were rerouted to the Monastir airport.
Rail traffic was disrupted this Monday morning on several railway lines due to repair and maintenance works after the torrential rains of Sunday. Several railway lines were completely cut off, including Tunis-Ghardimaou and Tunis-Kasserine.