Floods in a central province in Congo kill at least 22 people, a local official says – Times of India

Floods in a central province in Congo kill at least 22 people, a local official says - Times of India

Kinshasa: Heavy rains cause flooding in central Congo A local official said on Tuesday that at least 22 people were killed, including 10 from the same family.
Rain continued for hours in the district Kaninga I Butcher Central The governor of the province, John Kibia, said that many houses and structures were destroyed in the province as rescue efforts intensified in the search for survivors. The death toll was initially reported at 17, he said, adding that five more deaths were confirmed on Tuesday.
“The wall collapsed killing 10 people, all members of the same family in Bikoko,” Kabiya said.
had caused significant material damage. the floodAccording to Nathalie Kambala, country director of the NGO Hand in Hand for Integral Development.
Floods caused by heavy rains are frequent in some parts of the Congo, especially remote areas. In May, more than 400 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by overnight torrential rains in eastern Congo’s South Kivu province.
Kabiya said structures damaged in the latest floods included Kananga’s Higher Institute of Technology as well as a church and a major road that was cut off, adding that urgent action was requested from the national government. will be done
Heavy rains triggered landslides in eastern Congo late Sunday, killing at least four people and leaving at least 20 missing.

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