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Rain caused five deaths from the same family in the last 24 hours

The balance of rain, in the last 24 hours, points to a total of five deaths, all members of a family, in the province of Cuanza Norte, announced the spokesperson for the National Civil Protection and Fire Service.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

Félix Domingos said that the provinces of Moxico, Cabinda and Cuanza Sul also recorded heavy rains, with impassable streets and flooded houses, highlighting that the province of Luanda was the one that presented a very worrying situation in terms of infrastructure.

The deaths were recorded in the municipality of Cazengo, Cuanza Norte province, following the collapse of a wall, he explained.

The spokesperson for the National Civil Protection and Fire Service stressed that the rains that fall this month in almost the entire country are atypical, "because it has not been usual", and forecasts from the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics of Angola indicate "it will rain a lot" and there will be strong winds.

In Luanda, the Angolan capital, the deputy provincial commander of the Civil Protection and Fire Service, Bravo Mendes, highlighted that the floods of the last 24 hours did not cause deaths or injuries, as usually happens, mainly due to drowning, dragging or electrocution.

"It is not normal for rains to occur in the month of November with the volume and intensity that we have been recording, there were practically 12 hours of moderate to intense rains and it affected the entire territory of the province of Luanda", he said.

Bravo Mendes said that the preliminary numbers, which continue to be updated, show 2056 flooded residences, which affected more than 10,000 people, 92 blocked, impassable and flooded roads, with records of flooding in churches, hospitals, police stations, schools, in a total of 16 infrastructures.

The most affected municipality is Viana, followed by Kilamba Kiaxe and Talatona.

In turn, the vice-governor of Luanda for the Technical Sector and Infrastructures, Cristino Ndeitunga, highlighted that the heavy rains left strong challenges for the authorities linked to the flooding of roads, mainly secondary and tertiary, but also structural ones, namely the residences and access to social services.

According to Cristino Ndeitunga, intense work is being carried out within the scope of the province's basic sanitation program, with interventions in the retention basins to increase their capacity and the conditions for their discharge in case of overload.


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