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Burundi landslides ‘kill 10’ near Bujumbura


 A bridge destroyed by landslide in Burundi

A bridge destroyed by landslide in Burundi

AT least 10 people are missing, feared dead, in Burundi after landslides, which have destroyed hundreds of home, officials say. Some 3,000 people have been left homeless, according to a BBC reporter who has been to the scene, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Their houses were destroyed after mud and rocks, dislodged by the rain, plunged down the hillside. Bridges were also washed away by swollen rivers. President Pierre Nkurunziza has visited the scene of landslides, 35km (20 miles) south of the capital Bujumbura.

The governor of Bujumbura district, Jacques Minani, described it “a disaster”, reports the AFP news agency. He said that the emergency services were now searching the area for survivors.

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