Congo Landslide

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Published Monday, December 24, 2018

Four women and a child died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources said Saturday.

"Five dead bodies have been found in Kadutu commune after a landslip following torrential rain" overnight, local civil representative Hypocrate Marume told AFP.

He said the victims were four women and a small boy -- a tally confirmed by mayor Munyole Kashama -- adding searches for further bodies were underway.

Kashama said at least four people had been injured. A landslide last year killed 40 people in a fishing village in the northeastern region of Ituri.
Source: DORRIS

Congo Landslide Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Geo
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 5

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