19 December 2012

Angola: Rains Destroy Over Ten Houses in One Week in Kuito

Photo: Hezron Ochiel/IRIN
File Photo: Children walk on submerged foot paths as a result of flash floods.

Kuito — Heavy rains and winds that have hit the Bié region destroyed last week 13 houses in the Catemo ward, outskirts of Kuito City.

The information comes on a report from the Civil Protection and Fire Services for the period that goes from 10 to 17 December, which is also states that in consequence of the destruction caused by the bad weather 13 families are now homeless and sleeping in the open air.

In the same period, the Fire Department removed two dead bodies (children aged 2 and 4) from the Cangalo river and the Piloto pond.

In the same period, the same department put out two fires which caused damages estimated at 102,000 kwanzas, among other interventions of the corporation.

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