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Two children died at the weekend in Luanda due to the rains

Two children died over the weekend as a result of heavy rains in Luanda that caused floods, landslides, destruction of houses and tree falls in the country's capital province.


A 14-year-old boy drowned on Saturday in a drainage ditch in the municipality of Cazenga, according to the spokesman for the Civil Protection and Fire Service.

Faustino Miguéns warned of games in ditches and rainwater retention and containment basins, situations that "lead to a substantial increase in deaths from drowning at these points", calling for redoubled attention.

Another child, 7 years old, died on Sunday morning due to a tree falling on the house where he lived and which was partially destroyed.

The disaster also caused serious injuries to a 28-year-old woman, who would be the girl's mother.

The authorities also accounted for 238 flooded homes, 243 families and 1,215 people directly affected by the rains. Five homes were destroyed and two landslides occurred.

Some ravines fell on city roads, in the municipalities of Viana and Cacuaco, where the flooded streets created difficulties for the circulation of people and vehicles.

Faustino Miguéns underlined that the torrential rains were already predicted and that the meteorology points to continue in the coming days.

He reiterated, therefore, the appeals "especially to those people who, insistently and negligently, build in areas classified as at risk", who should not place aggregates or solid waste in basins for the retention and containment of rainwater and in ditches drainage to prevent water from receding and invading homes, do not park vehicles under trees and do not lean against lighting posts and walls in poor condition.

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