The biggest floods in years have reportedly killed more than 120 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, according to the authorities.
The majority of the victims were found in hillside areas that experienced landslides during heavy rain.
One journalist claimed to have seen the nine dead of the same family, whose house had collapsed, on the scene.
On Wednesday, a three-day period of national mourning will start.
According to reporters, Kinshasa has seen a significant surge in emigration in recent years, and the city is plagued by inadequate drainage and bad urban design.