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Mel Frykberg
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5 Jan 2018
9:15 am

At least 33 drown in Congo floods

Mel Frykberg

Among the victims are five children from the same family who drowned overnight Wednesday in their home.

The drowning deaths in floods in and around Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), could well rise above the 33 so far reported as these represent only the bodies brought to the morgue, according to Dominique Weloli, the provincial health minister.

The UN-backed Radio Okapi was told by witnesses that among the victims were five children from the same family who drowned overnight Wednesday in their home.

Several neighbourhoods in the capital were reported to still be under water on Thursday following heavy rain.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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