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Kwanza Sul: Hunters' arson leaves 44 families homeless

A fire caused by poachers' burning left 44 families homeless this Sunday in the municipality of Cabuta, Calulo, Kwanza Sul province, local authorities reported.


According to the administrator of the municipality of Libolo, Rui Miguel, the hunters did the burning to hunt, but the fire spread uncontrollably, reaching the homes.

Rui Miguel, cited this Monday by Angop, said that the incident occurred on Sunday, and the hunters are being sought for their judicial accountability.

The practice of burning is more intense at this time until September, both for hunting and for agriculture.

It should be remembered that last year, an action of this type caused a fire on farms in the municipality of Quibala, which also resulted in the death of three people.

The forest fires in Angola occur for hunting, charcoal production and cultivation, and in 2018 the country was listed by NASA with the highest number of fires, including ahead of the Brazilian forest in the Amazon.

In response, at that time, the Ministry of the Environment reported that the practice of burning is natural at that time of year in various regions of the country, due to the approaching agricultural season, a secular practice that is "far from assuming uncontrollable proportions.

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