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Floods Devastate the DR Congo’s Capital

According to the police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at least 50 people have perished in the city of Kinshasa as a result of flooding and landslides brought on by torrential rains.

In the 15 million-person city, there are reports of houses collapsing and main roadways being flooded.

Social media posts depict a landslide in the mountainous Mont-Ngafula neighborhood.

Inadequate drainage and sewage systems plague the city, and many homes are situated on flood-prone hillsides.

About 40 individuals perished in landslides and floods in 2019.

Floods caused by Monday night’s heavy rains in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, wrecked many homes and blocked off one of the main entrances to the city.

According to authorities, the devastation caused a third of the city to be without water and electricity. The majority of the fatalities occurred in landslide-prone hillside areas.

One of the capital cities in Africa with the highest population density is Kinshasa, which has around 15 million residents.

Tuesday saw the Prime Minister Sama Lukonde and the City Governor Gentiny Ngobila visiting the damaged areas.

The governor declared that the provincial government will cover all costs associated with the deceased’s funeral.

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