houses destroyed at Bissighin, a suburb in the north of Ouagadougou. Bissighin is a risky zone becas=use of the precarity of constructions and lack of sewerages. Latrines have collapsed in the area
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Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris.