DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – NORTH KIVU – BUTEMBO – ANNOUNCEMENT 14 JAN 2022 (11:15)

Authorities have announced that three civilians have died following a landslide on Thursday, 13 January 2022, in Vutathimbwa, in the Malende district in Vulamba commune in the western regions of Butembo. The District Chief, Kakule Kateri, has stated that the incident took place while three civilians attempted to extract gravel in a quarry. Authorities have recovered the bodies today, 14 January 2022. Kateri reiterated that authorities had banned the exploitation of construction materials in the quarry of Vutathimbwa due to the risk of natural disasters.

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