DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma

At least 50 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after severe flooding in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the BBC reports.

Torrential rain caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma, to burst its banks on Tuesday.

The bodies of some of the victims had ended up in neighbouring Angola, after being carried away by the surge, a local governor said.

Locals said that some areas of the city were buried in up to a metre of mud.

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