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DRC: Landslide kills 15, 60 reported missing

By Esther Muhozi
On 15 April 2024 at 10:50

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has announced that heavy rainfall has caused a landslide that killed 15 people and injured another 60 in Idiofa Town, located in Kwilu Province, southwest of Congo.

The information was disclosed on the 14th of March 2024 by local authorities in Idiofa.

The affected individuals were mainly identified after the landslide occurred on the 13th of March 2024, near a market in Idiofa.

A local leader named Dhedhe Mupasa stated, "Above this market, there is a slope. The rain caused the slope to collapse."

The Governor of Kwilu Province, Félicien Kiway, announced that emergency aid teams have been dispatched to all affected areas in the region to ensure that survivors are provided with immediate assistance and that those injured are taken to new medical facilities.

Kiway also announced that the injured individuals, mostly critically wounded, will be taken to the hospital for treatment, while the other 60 injured will be given medical attention.

Moreover, one of the local leaders of the region emphasized the need to know the exact number of affected individuals because the area is known for informal settlements where vendors sell their goods and others engage in various activities.

The place where the landslides occurred is located in the mountainous areas.

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