Flooding in northeastern Ethiopia displaces nearly 20,000

An official in Ethiopia’s northeastern Afar region says heavy flooding has displaced some 20,000 people from their homes

There was no word of any deaths.

Photos posted on social media show residents surrounded by fast-flowing waters and attempting to save their animals.

Ethiopia’s Afar region is mostly inhabited by nomadic herders and is home to the Danakil Depression, a popular tourist area that has been called the hottest place on Earth.