A dozen people were killed during new rains in Bukavu, a town built on a hillside on the shore of Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, local sources reported on Monday.
Several dozen houses have collapsed, according to the heads of the two affected districts, who put forward the figure of 80 collapses.
« 10 dead, macabre assessment of the damage of rains which fell down on the province », wrote on Twitter the governor of the province of South Kivu, Théo Kasi, which points the habitat in nonbuilding zones.
“Measures will be taken to end the dangerous sites. A new urbanization policy is needed to rectify past mistakes in this area, « he promised.
Three children from the same family were killed Thursday in the collapse of a house in Bukavu.
In Bukavu, as in the capital, Kinshasa, the damage caused by the rains is amplified by « urbanism of poverty » (anarchic constructions in areas at risk of landslides or erosion of land).