KINSHASA, Congo — The dying toll from flash floods and landslides in jap Congo has risen to 176, with some 100 individuals nonetheless lacking, based on a provisional evaluation given by the governor and authorities within the nation’s South Kivu province.
Rivers broke their banks in villages within the territory of Kalehe near the shores of Lake Kivu. Authorities additionally reported scores of individuals injured.
South Kivu Gov. Théo Ngwabidje visited the world to see the destruction for himself, and posted on his Twitter account that the provincial authorities had dispatched medical, shelter and meals provides.
A number of fundamental roads to the affected space have been been made impassable by the rains, hampering the aid efforts.
President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a nationwide day of mourning on Monday to honor the victims, and the central authorities is sending a disaster administration staff to South Kivu to assist the provincial authorities.
Heavy rains in current days have introduced distress to 1000’s in East Africa, with components of Uganda and Kenya additionally seeing heavy rainfall.
Flooding and landslides in Rwanda, which borders Congo, left 129 individuals useless earlier this week.
Extra Should-Reads From TIME