50 dead in DRC mining well landslide

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-12 16:25:33|Editor: huaxia

BUKAVU, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least 50 people were killed on Friday evening after a landslide hit a mining well in Kamituga, South Kivu Province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a statement from the provincial governor on Saturday morning.

Governor Theo Ngwabidje Kasi confirmed that the majority of the victims are young people and even children. The search is continuing to identify the dead and to provide assistance.

The cause of the landslide is under investigation. Yet the South Kivu Province has recorded landslides every year due to artisanal mining activities in several communities. Enditem