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Congo flood victims buried en masse as death toll rises above 400

Congo flood victims buried en masse as death toll rises above 400

ANGE KASONGO and SONIA ROLLEY DEAD bodies were still being recovered on Monday from two villages in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where floods killed more than 400 people last week in one of the country's deadliest disasters in recent history. Survivors looked on as humanitarian workers piled corpses into freshly dug mass graves over the weekend, in videos posted online. The workers have spent days recovering mud-caked bodies from the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi, both in South Kivu province, where days of torrential rain triggered landslides and caused rivers to break their banks on Thursday. "We left…
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DRC: Flood victims buried, death toll rises above 400

DRC: Flood victims buried, death toll rises above 400

ANGE KASONGO and SONIA ROLLEY DEAD bodies were still being recovered on Monday from two villages in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where floods killed more than 400 people last week in one of the country's deadliest disasters in recent history. Survivors looked on as humanitarian workers piled corpses into freshly dug mass graves over the weekend, in videos posted online. The workers have spent days recovering mud-caked bodies from the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi, both in South Kivu province, where days of torrential rain triggered landslides and caused rivers to break their banks on Thursday. "We left…
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S.A floods: 306 dead, President visits victims

S.A floods: 306 dead, President visits victims

TIM COCKS SOUTH AFRICAN President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods, as the death toll rose to 306 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports. Ramaphosa visited families who had lost loved ones in KwaZulu-Natal province, including a family with four children after floods and mudslides ravaged their homes on Tuesday. Africa's southeastern coast is on the front line of seaborne weather systems that scientists believe global warming is making nastier - and predict will get far worse in decades to come. "You're not alone…
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