ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Society

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 12:40 - Updated Sat, 23 Feb 2019 12:40

Angola: Rain kills four in Luanda

Luanda - Four people died following the rain that hit the country’s capital, Luanda, since Thursday 9pm until dawn Friday, according to a provisional balance.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

1 / 1

Bridge connecting Bairro Popular/ Palanca neighbourhoods in Luanda collapsed

Photo: Pedro Parente

The source also quoted one temporary bridge as having collapsed as the result of the flood that also destroyed hundreds of houses.

The Two deaths occurred in the Rasta neighborhood,  Kilamba Kiaxi municipality, and the two others in Boavista, in Luanda's Ingombota district, when the residences collapsed.

Speaking to the press, the director of Luanda Government Office of Technical and Infrastructure Service (GPL), Osvaldo do Amaral, said that the work on the drainage ditch, that links the collapsed bridge, has been paralyzed.

Earlier February, the rain destroyed 711 homes, in addition to schools, medical centers, but no victims have reported.

With more than six million inhabitants, Luanda province comprises municipality of Luanda, Cazenga, Cacuaco, Viana, Belas, Icolo e Bengo e Quiçama.

 

Read also
  • 21/02/2019 17:03:55

    Multi-sector Commission assesses Luanda municipal competencies

    Luanda - A Multi-sector Technical Commission Thursday evaluated the effectiveness of the competencies assigned to the Administrative Commission of Luanda City (CACL) with a view to strengthening its area of intervention.

  • 19/02/2019 10:13:13

    Court condemns leader of Bom Deus Church

    Luanda - The leader of the church “Bom Deus” (Good God), Simão Lutumba, on Monday in Luanda was condemned by the court to pay a fine of 200 kwanzas per day and 30,000 kwanzas of justice tax , in exchange for 40 days in prison.

  • 22/01/2019 12:38:24

    Campaign to improve green areas in Luanda launched

    Luanda - A project for cleaning and forestation of the country's capital called "Community Municipal Campaign", promoted by the Ministry of Environment and the Provincial Government of Luanda (GPL), will begin on the 26th of this month.