More than 40 killed by landslide in DR Congo

More than 40 people have been killed in a landslide in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday.

Most of the dead were from a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert.

Heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse and engulf the village.

A few others died as they searched old mines for gold.

There have been a number of deadly landslides in eastern DR Congo in recent years, seismic and volcanic activity have been responsible for a number of those landslides

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