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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:50 - Updated Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:50

Minister reaffirms assistance to Benguela rain victims

Luanda - Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta said Monday that the issue of medical and medicine assistance to the people affected by the rains on 16 March in Benguela province was under control.

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Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta

Photo: Joaquina Bento

The rain killed 12 people in Catumbela, three in Benguela and one in Lobito, leaving two citizens seriously injured and two missing.

The victims are mostly children, aged between one and 16 years. The rains also claimed the lives of adults from 29 to 53 years.

The balance shows 29 homes collapsed, 56 others flooded and 21 trees fallen in the various arteries of the referenced cities.

According to the minister, who was speaking at a press conference about the situation in Mozambique, there are ways to treat patients in Benguela.

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