Representatives from the DR Congo government traveled to Nyamukubi and Bushushu, villages in the east of the country which were devastated by floods that killed more than 400 people in South Kivu.

They brought coffins and aid to disaster victims, according to an AFP team. In the community, this contribution from the government is described as “late”, after hundreds of bodies were buried in mass graves

“These coffins arrived late. We would have liked for them to arrive in time, it was important because we have already buried people like pigs, putting 3, 5, 10, 40 people in the same hole. But hey, we can’t help it, there are still bodies under the rubble that need to be found and maybe these coffins will be useful to bury them with honour.”¬†Roger Nabusike, a resident of Nyamukubi said