At least 41 people died on Tuesday, November 26, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, victims of torrential rains that caused floods, landslides and electrocutions in a capital city, where Congolese authorities are struggling to combat the “urbanism of poverty”.
“The material and human damages are really huge” and the balance sheet is still “provisional”, said the vice governor of the city, Neron Mbungu, who said that “80% of the damage is caused by constructions. anarchic “. Among the victims is a “child who has been electrocuted”.
Popular neighborhoods, mainly on the heights of Kinshasa (Kisenso, Lemba, Mont-Ngafula), were the most affected. About fifteen people died in Lemba, the most affected by these heavy rains, according to the provisional balance sheet.