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DR Congo: heavy rain, landslide, flood: 2022/12/12
|Country or District||DR Congo|
|Event Type||heavy rain, landslide, flood|
|Outline||Heavy rain fell overnight, from 12 to 13 December 2022, causing floods, landslides and sinkholes in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 120 people have lost their lives after torrential rain caused widespread damages.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
According to the Congolese authorities, at least 120 people died, nearly 39,000 households were flooded and at least 282 houses were destroyed, leaving many families homeless.
Dozens of houses and buildings collapsed and vehicles were left stranded. Wide stretches of road were completely destroyed.