Egypt extends condolences to DR Congo over floods and landslides

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Dec 2022

Egypt extended deep condolences on Wednesday to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over flood and landslides that occurred in the capital Kinshasa claiming many lives, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

DR Congo floods
Residents clean up following torrential rains in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. AP

A major landslide occurred in the hilly district of Mont-Ngafula, smothering National Highway 1, a key supply route linking the capital with Matadi, a port further down the Congo River and a crucial outlet to the Atlantic Ocean.

Major roads in the centre of Kinshasa, a city of some 15 million people, were submerged for hours, and a key supply route was cut off.

Egypt affirmed its solidarity with the government and people of the DRC for the disaster that claimed over a 100 casualties due to the heavy rains and landslides the country is currently experiencing, said the ministry.


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