Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Angolan provincial governor decrees 24 hours of mourning via Angola News Agency: The governor of the southern Benguela province, Isaac Francisco dos Anjos, Friday declared a 24-hour mourning over the death of 66 citizens victim of heavy rains that hit the region on 11 March.

The tragedy hit mainly the municipalities of Lobito, Catumbela and Benguela.

In a press release delivered to Angop, the government expressed solidarity and dismay to the family of the rain victims.

In addition to the sixty-six people died in Lobito, among adults and children, the rain also destroyed 119 houses, 8 schools and 42 houses without coverage....

From a 2009 flood in Luanda, Angola, shot by Paulo C├ęsar Santos, Wikimedia Commons,under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication 

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