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Angola: Emergency aid for Kuito storm victims

21-11-2002 News Release 02/47

A violent storm shook Kuito, the capital of Planalto provincial capital Bié last Friday night.

Torrential rain and high winds seriously damaged 600 homes, tearing the roofs off most and causing some to collapse. The ICRC sub-delegation in the town immediately handed out almost 700 pieces of plastic sheeting to families affected by the disaster.

Kuito is one of the areas hardest hit by the fighting that racked Angola until just seven months ago.