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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:52 - Updated Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:52

Rain kills nine people in Cacuaco

Luanda - Nine people were killed following Monday heavy rains in Municipality of Cacuaco, 18 km north of Luanda, the Municipal Command of Fire-Brigade has confirmed.

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Rain hits Luanda province

Photo: Pedro Parente

In its note delivered to ANGOP on Tuesday, the Fire-Brigade said the victims include a woman and a child who fell in a water well in "Pescadores" neighborhood.

While the six others were swept away by water when they tried to jump a drainage ditch in  Pedreira neighborhood, the sources, stressed

Efforts are in progress to find the bodies, it added.

The rain also caused damage in neighborhood of Pedreira, Ceramica, Henriques school, Mateba and affected three other communes.

In the commune of Kicolo a bridge linking the neighborhoods of Paraiso and Augusto Ngangula has collapsed, preventing the movement of people and goods.

Residences also collapsed in the neighborhood of Ceramica, Mulundo, Funda commune.

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