Floods have brought to an end a long dry period in the area of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.
GV ZOOM OUT Crowds on river bank looking at flood water
MV Dead animals (2 shots)
GV U MV Flooded area around dwellings (2 shots)
GV ZOOM OUT & MV Crowds and fire tender on river bank
MV Fireman and helpers get car out of water
MV PAN GV People wading through water (3 shots)
MV ZOOM TO GV Women look out across flooded river
GV PAN People on riverbank
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Background: Floods have brought to an end a long dry period in the area of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.
The heavy rain, unusual for this time of year in Ethiopia, turned streets into rivers and flooded dwellings to a depth of four feet (11/3 metres). Parts of north and central Ethiopia have become famine areas because no rain had fallen since last November.
The river Filwoha was in heavy flood -- the worst it has been for eleven years. Four people were injured by the flood waters and had to be treated in hospital.
Sheep and some cows were drowned in the flood waters and cars were trapped -- and had to be pulled out by the fire brigade.