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1/29/2007

Angolans face killer floods, death toll up to 81

Earth News: Africa
Jan 26, 2007
LUANDA (AFP) - Relief and repair workers struggled to deal with havoc wreaked by torrential rain and flash floods in Angola, where the death toll around the seaside capital Luanda rose to 81.

Fifty-nine of the deaths were in Cacuaco, one of the worst-hit areas just north of the capital, a local official said over radio.
Other parts of southern Africa have been hit by heavy downpours, including Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
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