At least 17 people have died in landslides caused by torrential rains in Congo. According to media reports, officials said on Sunday that many houses have been destroyed in the landslide. There is a possibility that some people are still buried under the debris. The rescue operation is still going on. He said that the death toll may increase.
According to reports, the landslide occurred in Lisle city of Mongla province on the banks of the Congo River. The victims lived in houses built at the foot of the mountain. Let us tell you that heavy rains have caused a lot of damage in these areas.
3 days of mourning was declared in the entire province
The rain has destroyed many houses. People have died after being buried under the debris. Mongla Governor said there was an urgent need for machinery to clear the debris and rescue people. Apart from this, the Governor has expressed condolences to the bereaved families and has announced three days of mourning in the entire province.
21 people died in landslide in April
Let us tell you that earlier in April there was a landslide in Congo. During this period 21 people died. Many people also went missing. The landslide occurred near the river area of Bolova village. 8 women and 13 children died in this accident. According to media reports, last year in September 2022, about 100 people lost their lives due to a landslide in Bihambwe village of Masisi area.