Angola: Flood kills 11 people cause widespread destruction

TVC E. Deadly floods after heavy rainfall in the north of the country have left thousands homeless. Eleven people have died and several more are missing after torrential rain hit northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday. In addition to the deaths, about 700 homes were destroyed and more than 5,000 properties flooded. The country's capital, Luanda, has been badly affected after a month's worth of rain, 76mm, fell in just over 24 hours. There was widespread traffic disruption in the city and electricity and drinking water supplies were affected. A church and a school were also destroyed by the floods. Angola has one rainy season which runs from October to April, corresponding to the time when the sun is at its highest. In Luanda, peak rainfall tends to occur in March and April, with 76 and 117mm respectively. For a country which lies to close to the equator, these may seem like low...

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