37 dead in floods in DRC cap­i­tal

Observer on Saturday - - News -

- Thirty-seven peo­ple died overnight when tor­ren­tial rain and mud­slides swept though shanty homes in Kin­shasa, cap­i­tal of the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo, the author­i­ties said on Thurs­day.The provin­cial Min­is­ter for Health and So­cial Af­fairs, Do­minique Weloli, said many of the dead, which in­cluded "two or three drowned chil­dren," had lived in Ngaliema, a poor hill­side com­mu­nity that was par­tic­u­larly hit."There has been not only flood­ing but also land­slips, and several houses have col­lapsed," Weloli said.

KIN­SHASA

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