Angola – 4 Dead After Heavy Rain Hits Luanda

Heavy rain in Angola‘s capital Luanda has left at least 4 people dead and hundreds of homes destroyed.

Angola News Agency ANGOP said that the heavy rain fell from late 21 February until 22 February. The rain caused a bridge to collapse as well as destroying hundreds of homes.

Four people are thought to have died when houses collapsed. Two deaths were reported in Kilamba Kiaxi municipality, and the two others Ingombota district.

Heavy rain and flooding regularly affects Luanda and surrounding areas between February and April. Last year 6 people died, over 90 homes were destroyed and 545 families displaced in March.

At least 11 people died in Luanda province after heavy rain and flooding on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 March, 2017.

In April the previous year as many as 19 people died and 800 were displaced by floods in the province.

Flood Summary

Last updated: February 27, 2019
Event
Angola, February 2019
Date
February 21 to February 27, 2019
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall
Heavy rain in Luanda between 21 and 23 February destroyed homes and caused 4 deaths. Heavy rain from around 24 February destroyed 851 of homes in Malanje province. According to local media, the worst affected areas are Malanje with 219 houses destroyed, Cangadala (203), Mucari (118), Cambundi-catembo (80) and Quirima with 56.

Locations

A - Kilamba Kiaxi
B - Ingombota
C - Malanje
D - Cangadala
E - Mucari
F - Cambundi
G - Quirima

Damages

Fatalities
4 people
Luanda, Angola - February 21 to February 22, 2019
Four people are thought to have died when houses collapsed. Two deaths were reported in Kilamba Kiaxi municipality, and the two others Ingombota district.
Buildings destroyed
851 buildings
Malanje province - February 24 to February 27, 2019
The worst affected areas are Malanje with 219 houses destroyed, Cangadala (203), Mucari (118), Cambundi-catembo (80) and Quirima with 56.