Kinshasa, DR Congo: Disastrous Flooding

On Tuesday, December 13, government officials said at least 120 people were killed after heavy rains unleashed floods and caused landslides, Reuters has reported

Reuters has further reported that “entire neighborhoods were flooded with muddy water, and houses and roads ripped apart by sinkholes, including the N1 highway that connects Kinshasa to the chief sea port of Matadi.”

The leadership of the Central African nation has since declared three days of national mourning beginning Wednesday, December 14. It is reported that the death toll is likely to rise.

Source: ACIAfrica

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