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Angola: Heavy rains displace 930 families in Buco Zau

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Cabinda - Heavy rains thursday destroyed 155 homes in Buco Zau, far northern Cabinda province, leaving 930 families homeless, Angop learned today.

Rains increased the flow of river Luali crossing the village, locaed 80 miles north of Cabinda, flooding the neighbouhoods, Primeiro de Maio, Quatro de Fevereiro, Terra Nova, Bata Manga and Chimbayanga.

Cabinda province deputy governor, António Gime, visited the region to assess the damages and distributed clothes and blankets to the victims, including children sheltered in the classrooms of the Education Institute.

Antonio Gime pledged the distribution soon of 8,000 zinc plates and the allotment of land areas for the construction of new homes in safer places.