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Angola: Rains kill 56, dislodge over 60,000 people

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Luanda - Rains that hit the country during the 2009/2010 season killed 56 people, injured 93 and displaced other 67,972 among them 13,531 families, in 110 districts, Angop has learnt.

This was announced on Wednesday, in Luanda, by the Home deputy minister for Civilian Protection and Fire Department, Eugénio Laborinho, when making a statistics on the damages and the assistance to population affected by the rains.

According to the source, 9.359 residences were totally destroyed, other 2,168 partially, as well as 154 schools, 40 churches, 11 bridges, seven health centres, nine police stations, four communal administrations destroyed.

The gathering was attended by representatives of the Media, Home, Defence, Health, Oil, Transports, Urbanisation and Construction, Social Assistance and Agriculture Ministries, among other institutions linked to civilian protection.