10 killed, 92 missing in DR Congo floods


At least 10 people have died and 92 others reported missing in flooding in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Officials say the region was hit by floods after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks.

Authorities in Masisi territory in eastern DR Congo’s North Kivu province say an emergency team has already been dispatched to the town of Bihambwe to search for missing people.

The Central African country is prone to flooding incidents that have often caused tens of deaths.

In December 2016, flooding in the port city of Boma killed at least 50 people and left another 10,000 homeless.

The latest incident comes following a deadly mudslide that killed at least 200 people in the Ituri Province.

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