As a week of horror comes to a close, another deadly landslide has occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing another 200 and bringing the total number of deaths this week to around 1500 people
A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to have killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday.
The landslide struck the village of Tora, on the shores of Lake Albert, a seismically active zone in the western Rift Valley, on Thursday.
"There are many people submerged whom we were unable to save," Pacifique Keta, the governor of Ituri province, where Tora lies, told Reuters by telephone.
"The rescue is very complicated because there are mountains everywhere, which makes it very difficult to have access."
This week astonishing figures have been reported where 16 million people have been affected by floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India:
Nepal claimed at least 128 lives and 33 people missing.
Earlier in the week Sierra Leone claimed more than 400 people have been killed with around 600 people still unaccounted for in their landslide horror.