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Corpses pile up after nearly 200 killed in Congo floods

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At least 176 people have died in flash floods in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a regional governor said on Friday, as heavy rain destroyed buildings and forced aid workers to gather mud-clad corpses into piles.

The rainfall in Kalehe territory in South Kivu province caused rivers to overflow on Thursday, inundating the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi.

South Kivu governor Théo Ngwabidje Kasi put the death toll at 176 and said that others were still missing. A local civil society member, Kasole Martin, said 227 bodies had been found.

Meanwhile President Hakainde Hichilema has offered the deepest condolences to President Felix Tshisekedi, and the families who lost their loved ones in the floods.

 

Source: Reuters

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  1. We need AU and the international community as a whole to step in to assist the countries hit by these heavy rains, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and now our brothers in DRC have been badly hit.

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