Dozens dead after landslide in Democratic Republic of the Congo | News

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At least 20 people died and several are missing as a result of a landslide that occurred this Sunday in the territory of Masisi, in the province of North Kivu, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the provincial government of that country reported on Monday. territory.


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The governor, Carly Kasivita, affirmed that efforts to search for possible victims are underway, which could increase the number of deaths.

"It happened around 10:00 in the morning, while the women were bathing with their children in the river, and suddenly a part of the earth collapsed on top of them and engulfed them, causing enormous human losses," said the president of the association. civil society where Bulwa is located, the affected village, David Mwisha.

He also added that "these types of incidents are common here, in Masisi, due to the fragility of the soil and certain parts of the mountain that give way," seeing themselves easily weakened due to factors such as torrential rains.

Because of this, the North Kivu provincial deputy, Alexis Bahunga, asked the population to “continue planting trees to eventually prevent similar disasters from happening. Because landslides and erosion have become frequent in the Masisi territory and this causes a lot of damage."

In addition, the political leader offered his condolences to the population of the territory and asked the Government "to assist the families of these victims by organizing a dignified funeral."

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