Widespread destruction, 41 people dead after heavy rains hit Angola
Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3, 2020, caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead. According to Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho, capital city Luanda is among the worst-hit areas. The event follows severe regional drought which affected 1.7 million people, 2.2 million head of cattle, and 1.2 million goats and sheep.
In remarks to the press during this year’s first meeting of the National Civil Protection Commission held on January 9, the minister stated that the country has been experiencing heavy downpour for several days that have affected infrastructure, crops, and claimed lives of many people.