DR Congo – More Deadly Floods in North Kivu

Update, 20 November 2020:

Further heavy rain affected areas of eastern DRC, in particular in South Kivu Province where 3 people died in Kalehe Territory, about 60km south of Sake. Local officials said 3 people died, several houses were destroyed and the RN2 national road, which links Bukavu to Goma, cut.

Original Report, 19 November 2020:

Local media in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) report that 6 people have died in recent flooding in North Kivu Province.

Radio Okapi – the United Nations radio station in DRC – reported that flooding struck on 15 November in areas around the town of Sake after torrential rain caused a river to break its banks. Several houses and schools were destroyed. Other media reports suggest several people are still missing.

Some of the communities affected were still recovering from severe flooding in the region of early October, when at least 11 people died after the Mutahyo river overflowed.

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