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At least 20 killed in east DRC landslide

In this photo taken on Nov 4, 2021, residents gather on the edge of the landslide left by the collapse of one of the main roads in the Mont Ngafula district in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (PHOTO / AFP)

KINSHASA – At least 20 people were killed and several others are still missing following a landslide in east Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the provincial government said on Monday.

The incident occurred in the locality of Bolowa, in Masisi territory in Congo's eastern North Kivu province.

"Following this tragic incident, twenty people… lost their lives and others are missing for which search efforts are ongoing," the North Kivu governor's spokesperson said in a statement.

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There were no further details on the causes of the landslide and its impact.