Ethiopian flood kills 206, hundreds missing
The town of Dire Dawa with a population of about 400,000 was swamped after waters rose over the banks of the Dechatu and Dire Dawa rivers.
An Ethiopian herder crosses high water with his donkey after the Wabe Shebel river burst its banks in the town of Kelafo, in May 2005. AFP/Lea Lisa Westerhoff photo via Yahoo News.
Flooding in Addis Ketema, Genfele, Coca Cola and Aftessa districts has displaced at least 10,000 people.
The floods come after a severe drought in the east Africa region.