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Sunday, January 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Thirty-three die in Congo flooding after heavy rain

KINSHASA, Congo – Authorities in Congo say at least 33 people have died amid flooding in and around the capital of Kinshasa.

Dominique Weloli, the provincial health minister, said Thursday that figure only represented the bodies that have been brought to the morgue. Witnesses told U.N.-backed Radio Okapi that among the victims were five children from the same family who drowned overnight in their home.

Several neighborhoods in the sprawling capital of Kinshasa were under water Thursday after a night of heavy rains.

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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash

UPDATED: 4:23 p.m.

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash when the gusher of gasoline exploded, killing at least 71 people.