People gathered at the site of a collapsed bridge in Nabeul following deadly flash flooding in the town of Bir Challouf. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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in Tunisia washes away homes, vehiclesFlash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least five people, authorities said Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road. Saturday's storm caused water levels in some areas to rise as much as 1.7 meters, as bridges and roads were damaged in record rains that dropped the equivalent of nearly six months of average precipitation.Wadis are riverbeds that are usually dry but are meant to carry away seasonal rains.The storm dumped 200 millimeters of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 millimeters in the city of Beni Khalled, in the peninsula's center, according to Tunisia's National Institute of Meteorology.
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