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36 dead after heavy rain pounds Congo

Thirty-six people died in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa after torrential overnight rains, with some swept away by landslides, a top city official said on Tuesday, giving a provisional toll.

At least two bridges collapsed as well as a part of a major road in the capital, Kinshasa’s Vice Governor, Neron Mbungu, said, adding that the dead included a child who was electrocuted.

Fatal floods and rains are frequent in Kinshasa.

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