More than 55 peoples died, more than 45 others injured and more than 3,500 houses destroyed, this is the official toll of the calamity that occurred in the city of Uvira in the province of South Kivu on the night of Thursday at Friday April 17, 2020. This provisional assessment was given by the provincial governor Théo GWABIDJE KASI during a press conference held at his office, this Friday, April 17.
According to the provincial authority; The heavy rains which fell in this part of the province caused the overflowing of the waters of the MULONGWE river, and flooded all the avenues of the districts of KASENGA and MULONGWE which remained flooded all day this Friday.
The Governor of South Kivu Théo NGWABIDJE KASI informs that 77,790 people are affected, 5,500 households are affected, and the 45 injured are receiving treatment at the general hospital of uvira and kasenga. He said that his services were trying to determine the exact number of material and human damage, while offering his condolences to the families affected.