The UN office in DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, announced that last Tuesday’s heavy rains and flooding had killed at least 169 people.
Earlier, Congolese authorities had announced that the floods had caused at least 120 dead.
At least 169 people died after heavy rains🌧️ hit Kinshasa during the night of December 12-13, according to authorities.
Humanitarian actors are standing by to support the government🇨🇩 in assisting the affected people.
— OCHA DRC (@UNOCHA_DRC) December 16, 2022
According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the heavy rains affected an estimated 38 000 people destroying at least 280 houses.
A three-day national mourning period was declared from Wednesday.
Source: African News