MADRID, Dec. 13 (.) –
About a hundred people have died due to the heavy rains that fell in the early hours of Monday to Tuesday in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, and that have caused floods and landslides, according to a preliminary balance of victims.
The balance, collected by the news portal ‘Actualité’, gives an account of some havoc for which the Congolese president, Felix Tshisekedi, who is in Washington and has spoken through his office, has already expressed his “great regret”. .
The president has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and has asked the national and local administrations to deploy all possible help and “accelerate” the work to facilitate the drainage of water and “prevent this type of catastrophe from reproducing.” .
Local media have also reported collapsed homes and roadblocks in a city home to more than 12 million people.