At least 815 homes destroyed as heavy rains hit Angola


Heavy rain affecting Angola over the past couple of days destroyed at least 815 homes and left at least 4 people dead in capital Luanda where hundreds of homes and a bridge were destroyed.

According to the Second Commander of the Fire Department in Malanje, Miguel Antonio, 9 of the 14 municipalities were affected by the flood, which also left 4 890 people homeless.

The most affected municipalities are those of Malanje with 219 houses collapsed, Cangadala with 203, Mucari with 118, Cambundi-catembo with 80 and Quirima with 56. In addition to homes, the floods destroyed schools, medical centers and other structures.

According to Angola News Agency, at least 4 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed after floods hit capital Luanda on February 21 and 22. 

Earlier this month, the rain destroyed 158 homes in Ritondo, Catepa, Quizanga and Carreira de Tiro neighborhoods.

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

Heavy rain and floods affect the province each year from February to April.

Featured image credit: Chris Pym  @chrispym5


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