14 killed, 8,000 homeless in Luanda heavy rains

  • Rain in Luanda causes 14 deaths, 8.000 homeless
Luanda - 14 people were killed, two injured , 1,600 homes flooded and 8,000 left homeless in Angola's capital, Luanda, on Monday, following heavy rains.

This is according to the provisional report released by the authorities, following the heavy rains that poured for seven hours in a row.

The rains, which started at 5:00 am, damaged bridges,  trees, and caused the overflow of many retention dams, and also caused vehicles breakdown, many of which were submerged.

According to the spokesman for the National Civil Protection and Fire Service, Faustino Minguês, the Provincial Government of Luanda (GPL) held an emergency meeting with municipal administrators to collect data on the damage caused by rain in their constituencies.

 

Faustino Minguês said that the deaths were mostly caused by electrocution and falling of walls, in the municipalities of Luanda with five cases, Cazenga three, Viana, Kilamba Kiaxi and Cacuaco with two deaths each.

 

The official informed that there is forecast of rains for days 19, 20 and 21 of April, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (INAMET).

This is according to the provisional report released by the authorities, following the heavy rains that poured for seven hours in a row.

The rains, which started at 5:00 am, damaged bridges,  trees, and caused the overflow of many retention dams, and also caused vehicles breakdown, many of which were submerged.

According to the spokesman for the National Civil Protection and Fire Service, Faustino Minguês, the Provincial Government of Luanda (GPL) held an emergency meeting with municipal administrators to collect data on the damage caused by rain in their constituencies.

 

Faustino Minguês said that the deaths were mostly caused by electrocution and falling of walls, in the municipalities of Luanda with five cases, Cazenga three, Viana, Kilamba Kiaxi and Cacuaco with two deaths each.

 

The official informed that there is forecast of rains for days 19, 20 and 21 of April, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (INAMET).