DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017Ongoing
At least 150 people are believed to have died and an estimated 70 houses were destroyed following a landslide that ravaged the fishing village of Tara, Ituri Province, during the night of 15-16 August. (OCHA, 23 Aug 2017)
More than 10 days after a landslide ravaged the village of Tara in Ituri Province, in the north-east of the country, national authorities have revised the toll to 174 people presumed dead. So far, 33 bodies have been recovered and buried. There are 57 survivors, and 10 injured still receiving care at the hospital. Around 280 children have been orphaned. A response and recovery plan developed by the provincial authorities will be shared with humanitarian actors. (OCHA, 29 Aug 2017)
DAKAR, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.
The landslide struck the village of Tora, on the shores of Lake Albert, a seismically active zone in the western Rift Valley, on Thursday.
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A fisherman's camp was engulfed by part of a mountain after heavy rains caused a landslide.
A doctor at the nearby Tshomia Hospital, Herve Isamba, said they were treating four people injured in the landslide.
Fishing on Lake Albert is one of the main occupations in Ituri, which borders Uganda
A landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of a lake in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 40 people, a regional official said Thursday.