Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou has experienced heavy rain over the last few days. A guard at a second hand car lot was left stranded in a truck after water rose suddenly, immersing the rest of the vehicles.
More than 10 inches (25cm) of rainfall in 12 hours has turned the streets of Ouagadougou into fast-flowing rivers.
The infrastructure has been severely affected as the floods cut off electricity, fresh water and fuel supplies.
The dusty city is usually bustling with mopeds and traffic. Burkina Faso is used to heavy seasonal rainfall but this is the worst flooding in 50 years.
An estimated 109,000 people have been left homeless.
“Everyone is just trying to salvage what they can from their homes,” says Francoise Kabore from Plan International, which is working to help those affected.
Families salvage building materials as they flee to temporary shelters, set up in schools and churches across the city.
Businesses have been affected and the army has been mobilised to help firefighters and police deal with the crisis.
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