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Floods kill 54 in Angola-displacing more than 65,000

 
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Floods kill 54 in Angola-displacing more than 65,000
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May 05, 2010 10:05 EDT

Floods in Angola have killed more than 50 people and displaced more than 65,000 since the start of the rainy season in January, an official told state radio Wednesday.
"Our death toll is a little worrying, since we already have 54 deaths, 110 municipalities affected, 87 wounded, 66,719 displaced people (and) 157 schools destroyed," said Eugenio Laborinho, president of the civil protection commission.

"The main causes of this high toll are a shortage of technical networks and infrastructure in most cities, illegal construction in non-urbanised areas and the obstruction of water lines," the commission said in a statement.

Last year, southern Africa saw its heaviest rainfall in years, with floods that affected 200,000 people in Angola, according to the United Nations.

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05/05/2010 01:01 PM
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Re: Floods kill 54 in Angola-displacing more than 65,000
Sad, I hope none of the deceased are children. :(

These towns need zoning, flood planning, building codes, and early warning. Angola is slammed every year by the floods, I wish the UN would step in and assist in flood prevention. Maybe they are, it could be a slow process.

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