June 18, 2024
Landslide In Northwest DR Congo Kills At Least 17 People
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Landslide In Northwest DR Congo Kills At Least 17 People

At least 17 people have been killed by a landslide caused by torrential rains in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Authorities warned that the toll could rise as rescuers sift through mud and the rubble of collapsed homes.

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Media reports say the disaster took place along the Congo River in the town of Lisal in Mongala province. The victims lived in homes that were built at the foot of a mountain.

Governor Cesar Limbaya Mbangisa offered his condolences to the victims’ families and decreed three days of mourning throughout the province.

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