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Hundreds dead as Congo River basin submerged by generational floods

The Congo River has risen to its highest level in more than 60 years, causing flooding throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Congo Republic that has killed more than 300 people over the past months, according to authorities. Poor urban planning and weak infrastructure have made some African countries vulnerable to flash floods after intense rains, which have become more frequent due to climate change. Ferry Mowa, a hydrology specialist at the DRC riverways authority, part of the transport ministry, said his office had flagged the high water level in late December, warning that almost the entire flood plain of the capital Kinshasa, which sits on the banks of the river, could be affected.https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/hundreds-dead-congo-river-basin-submerged-by-generational-floods-2024-01-11/

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  • George Kariuki

    13 w

    It's frustrating to see how factors like poor urban planning and weak infrastructure exacerbate the impacts of climate change.

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    • walter lungayi

      13 w

      The devastating impact of the generational floods in the Congo River basin is truly heartbreaking. The loss of life and destruction of communities is a tragic reminder of the urgent need for global action on climate change and disaster preparedness.

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      • winnie nguru

        13 w

        Generational? So nothing has been done for those many years? Shame

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        • Joseph Githinji

          13 w

          @winnie_nguru really disappointed 😔

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        • Abraham Jok Atem

          13 w

          This is horrible. The Government of the Republic of Congo must take the necessary steps to end this climate crisis

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          • Joseph Githinji

            13 w

            @abraham_jok_atem True, the government must stand tall to avart this tragedy and save lives.

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          • Munene Mugambi

            13 w

            Such adverse effects of climate change can be averted if we have better plans to deal with catastrophic events caused by nature

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            • Joseph Githinji

              13 w

              @munene_mugambi more measures must be installed to avoid this in the future.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              13 w

              This is so sad, urgent precautions should be put in place and moreso better infrastructures installed for better mitigation strategies in the future.

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              • Munene Mugambi

                13 w

                @joseph_githinji certainly. Human lives should be taken seriously and protected

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              • CHRIS NGATIA

                13 w

                This is heartbreaking 💔 .. Climate crisis is really hitting .. Urgent measures need to be put in place

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  13 w

                  @chris_ngatia It is time to take good measures to prevent such a thing from occuring again

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    13 w

                    @chris_ngatia better urban planning must be strategized in Africa to avoid such catastrophic events.

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    13 w

                    Effects of climate change are devastating, and it's so sad seeing this

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                    • johnte ndeto

                      13 w

                      Climate crisis are real. It's so sad that it takes lives too

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                      • Princess

                        13 w

                        This is truly heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with the affected people, and this serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for global efforts to address climate change and enhance disaster resilience in vulnerable regions.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          13 w

                          @princess_nel_268 hope with the help of the developed natuons the less fortunate countries will be able to avart such generational environmental disasters.

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