October 2, 2020
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Officials say 15 people were killed after torrential rains in eastern Congo.

“We are recording enormous damage; practically it is a disaster. We have just removed 15 bodies from these waters,” North Kivu provincial official Roger Malinga said.

The rains on Thursday caused a river to overflow, explained Faustin Kasole, a civil society leader in the region, adding that one village had been entirely “wiped off the map.”

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He said he expected the death toll to be much larger, given that the search for bodies had taken place in the dark overnight and was continuing. (dpa/NAN)

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