Bridge collapses during heavy flooding in Lubango, Angola – 24 dead and 30 missing

A bridge collapsed due to heavy floods in Angola on March 1, 2016, killing at least 23 people and injuring another dozens.

Most of the victims are children. Have a prayer for them.

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Manuel Fernandes

The deadly floods engulfed Tchioco and Canguinda neighborhoods, outskirts of Lubango city, southern Huila Province on March 1, 2016.

A bridge crossing the river Caculuvale collapsed as a result of the rapid flow of water caused by heavy rain.

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Jose Felipe

Children and adults walking on it have been flushed away. The age of the victims ranges from 12 to 30 years.

Bodies were found buried along the banks over more than 500 meters. 30 people are still considered missing.

23 of the victims have already been buried on March 2, 2016 accompanied by a crowd of over 20’000 people in pain.

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