At least 32 killed in Congo rains

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Nov, 2019. 03:35 pm
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At least thirty two people are dead in and around the capital, Kinshasa, after days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides.

Jean Nsaka, the magistrate in Lemba, said that overnight rains killed at least 15 people and caused significant damage. He said a much higher death toll is possible.

Nsaka said poor construction and land erosion contributed to dangerous conditions. A road leading to the University of Kinshasa was cut off by erosion.

The mayor of Mont Ngafula, Tryhon Woobin, said at least 17 people have died there, including a family of six buried by landslides.

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