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21 Aug 2017 description

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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18 Aug 2017 description
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In Summary

  • 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

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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.