Death toll rises above 400 in Congo floods

Survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are in mourning. This comes after recent flash floods left over 400 people dead. It is the deadliest disaster in the country's recent history.

Heavy rainfall triggered floods in the country last Thursday.

Media outlets say rivers burst their banks in South Kivu Province.

Entire homes and schools were reportedly destroyed in sudden landslides.

The Congolese Red Cross said 274 people have been buried so far -- most of them women and children.
That number is expected to rise, as hundreds more are still missing.

UN experts say climate change is making Africa's rains more frequent -- and more intense.

Heavy rain also triggered floods and landslides in neighboring Rwanda and Uganda. One hundred and thirty people were killed.