Uíge: Rains leave over 200 families homeless

Report
from Government of Angola
Published on 27 Feb 2017 View Original

Uíge - At least 282 families in the northern Uige province were left homeless due to the rains that hit the region from January to February this year, Angop has learnt.

Affected were the families in the municipalities of Maquela do Zombo and Uíge, said Monday the Head of Fire Fighter Department in Uíge, Eduardo André Pereira.

The source mentioned 232 residences in the municipality of Maquela do Zombo and 49 others in Uíge, as having been destroyed.

Four churches, one social house and three schools, were also damaged.

The rains also flooded the bridge over Caquiuia River.

Backyard walls of the Provincial Branch Office of the Interior Ministry and those of the local "4 de Janeiro" Stadium also collapsed, as the result of the rains.

Eduardo Pereira called for urgent intervention to tackle the situation in the region.