Natural disaster At least thirteen deaths have been recorded at an artisanal gold mining site in North Kivu
In Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, November 15, 2022 (drawing). — AFP
The East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in mourning; by a natural disaster. At least twenty people have died in the past two days in landslides and floods caused by heavy rains, we learned on Saturday from administrative and police sources.
Most of the dead – at least thirteen – have been killed. present summer recorded on Friday in an artisanal gold mining site, in Rubaya, in the territory of Masisi (North Kivu). “The victims are 'diggers' who were in wells and people who were in the vicinity,” Jean-Paul Barindikije, secretary of an association of artisanal miners (diggers). “Several other people are still buried under the ground, the search continues,” he added.
Family decimated by rockslide
Saturday, the rain caused rockslides of houses in the center of Rubaya. The police evoke a death toll of five. According to a resident, a mother and her four children were carried away.
In the locality; of Bihambwe, at About 5km from Rubaya, “Three people from one family were killed. washed away by the waters of the river,” Kambale Muhindo, police commander.