22, December 2018
Four women and a child have died when a landslide flattened their houses after heavy rain in Bukavu in eastern DR Congo, local sources say.
“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 that 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.