posted on May, 1 2005 @ 07:00 PM
At least 24 of the flood victims are children, many of whom were swept away while sleeping, and crocodiles have eaten 19 people, Remedan said. "We
are still finding bodies."
Many villages remain cut off, hampering relief efforts, while flooding has destroyed at least 84 villages, he said.
Weather forecasters are predicting continued thunderstorms in the rain-battered region, about 700 km south-east of the capital, Addis Ababa. Aid
workers say that food, plastic sheeting and clean water are beginning to get through to survivors, but that more is needed to prevent disease