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176 lifeless, many extra lacking after Congo floods

The governor of Congo’s South Kivu province says flooding close to Lake Kivu has killed 176 folks, with many extra nonetheless lacking


KINSHASA, Congo — The demise toll from flash floods and landslides in japanese Congo has risen to 176, with some 100 folks nonetheless lacking, in response to a provisional evaluation given by the governor and authorities within the nation’s South Kivu province.

Rivers broke their banks in villages within the territory of Kalehe near the shores of Lake Kivu. Authorities additionally reported scores of individuals injured.

South Kivu Gov. Théo Ngwabidje visited the world to see the destruction for himself, and posted on his Twitter account that the provincial authorities had dispatched medical, shelter and meals provides.

A number of important roads to the affected space have been been made impassable by the rains, hampering the reduction efforts.

President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a nationwide day of mourning on Monday to honor the victims, and the central authorities is sending a disaster administration group to South Kivu to assist the provincial authorities.

Heavy rains in latest days have introduced distress to 1000’s in East Africa, with elements of Uganda and Kenya additionally seeing heavy rainfall.

Flooding and landslides in Rwanda, which borders Congo, left 129 folks lifeless earlier this week.



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