Two days of flooding and landslides in japanese DR Congo have claimed greater than 20 lives, officers and police stated Saturday.
A minimum of 13 individuals have been killed Friday at an unlawful gold mine at Rubaya, within the North Kivu province territory of Masisi.
“The victims have been ‘diggers’ who have been in wells and individuals who have been close by,” Jean-Paul Barindikije, secretary of an affiliation of artisanal miners, instructed AFP.
“A number of different individuals are nonetheless buried underground – the searches are ongoing,” he added.
Heavy rain Saturday brought about a number of homes to break down in central Rubaya, inflicting 5 deaths, in line with a police tally.
One resident stated a lady was washed away along with her 4 kids.
At Bihambwe, some 5 kilometres (3 miles) from Rubaya, “three individuals from the identical household have been carried away by water from the river,” stated police superintendent Kambale Muhindo.