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DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017

Statut
Passé
Pays
RD Congo
Types de catastrophes
Glissement de terrain

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)