Flash flooding kills at least ten in Mauritius

At least 10 people have been killed in flash floods in Mauritius and more downpours could be on the way, officials and the island's meteorological service has said.

Most of the victims were trapped in an underpass leading to the Caudan Waterfront, a commercial area in Port Louis.

Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam said Port Louis had had a torrential downpour, with 152 mm falling in two hours."The speed of the torrents of water has led to tragic loss of life and heavy damage to property," he said.

The Mauritius meteorological service said showers were expected overnight and on Monday, with isolated thunderstorms that could cause further floods.