Videos shared on social media show several bodies lying in puddles of water
“A high-voltage electric cable fell on several houses in the Matadi-Kibala district and in the market, several people died on the spot,” Kinshasa‘s police chief Sylvano Kasongo said.
Unverified videos from the market shared online showed people wailing around several bodies lying in puddles of water where they had fallen, with fresh produce scattered around them.
The majority of the victims were female market traders, 地元メディアの報道によると.
“The cable snapped and the live end of it fell into a ditch that was filled with water after morning rain,” Charles Mbutamuntu, spokesman for the Kinshasa provincial government, 言った AFP 通信社.
Mr Mbutamuntu said the corpses had been taken to the morgue and an investigation into the incident has been launched.