Horror as high-voltage pylon collapses onto busy market – 30 dead as screams ring out

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Graphic footage, uploaded to Twitter, shows panicked crowds moving through dead bodies in the Matadi Kibala district of Congo earlier today. People can be heard screaming as they wade through muddy water. The incident appears to have taken place in a flooded market street. 

More than 30 people are thought to have been killed, according to eyewitness reports. 

A caption posted on social media with one of the videos said: “An excerpt from the situation in the Matadi Kibala district.

“It is a high voltage pilon that fell on the Matadi Kibala market this morning.

“Witnesses evoke more than 30 deaths.”

Most of the bodies appear to be partially underwater, with some piled on top of others.

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