Lambert Mende Omalanga

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Mende in 2011

Lambert Mende Omalanga is the former minister of communications of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] He is best known for saying that an overturned fuel truck that exploded and killed 230 people was trying to overtake a bus, but is also famous for saying 80 died when a boat overturned.[2] He was born near Lodja.


  1. ^ Tracy McVeigh (July 3, 2010). "Congo fuel truck explosion kills at least 230 people". The Guardian.
  2. ^ AP (July 29, 2010). "At least 80 dead after Congo boat disaster". Houston Chronicle.