Angola: Cuanza Sul: Rains cause six deaths in Sumbe City

Report
from Government of Angola
Published on 07 Mar 2016 View Original

Sumbe - Six people died in Quissala and Bumba neighbourhoods, Sumbe Municipality, in the central Cuanza Sul Province, in the last two days, as consequence of the showers befalling the region.

Speaking to the ANGOP, on Monday, the spokesman of the Provincial Command of Civil Protection and Fire Service, Eduardo António, out of the mentioned number of deaths four are children who passed away due to the collapse of the house in which they were during the rain.

According to the official, temporary data point to the inundation of 168 residences, one paediatric hospital, three schools, the headquarters of the fire department and the collapse of seventeen houses.