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

Iran PressAfrica: Heavy flooding has killed 24 people and displaced tens of thousands in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an official of that country said on Saturday 18 April.

The administrator of Uvira territory in South Kivu province, Kiza Muhato, said that the search for bodies lost in the disastrous flood is continued, according to Associated Press.

In this devastating flood in Congo, Africa about 3,500 houses were destroyed, and 77,790 people displaced, as the official said after an assessment of the damage.

The Congo's official also said about 45 other people were injured and about 3,500 homes were destroyed when the Mulongwe river flooded in Uvira city on Friday 17 April.

About 1,000 families are now homeless, Muhato said. The administrator called for urgent help from aid groups and volunteers.

Mathias Gillmann, the spokesman for the UN mission in Congo, told the Associated Press they were working with local authorities to provide support, particularly drinking water.

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