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About 25 People Killed in Flooding in Eastern Congo

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About 25 people have been killed by flooding in eastern Congo, a local official said Saturday.

The Mayor of Uvira in South Kivu province, Kiza Muhato, told The Associated Press that the search continued for bodies.

Muhato said about 45 other people were injured and about 3,500 homes were destroyed when the Mulongwe river flooded in Uvira city on Friday.

About 1,000 families are now homeless, Muhato said.

The administrator called for urgent help from aid groups and volunteers.

An engineering team has been working since Friday to repair two destroyed bridges so that humanitarian aid can be delivered.

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