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South Kivu: 400 Dead, More Than 4,000 Missing After Torrential Rain

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The civil society in South Kivu has claimed that more than 4300 people have disappeared while 400 were buried on Sunday after torrential rain raved villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi in the territory of Kahele.

According to the details emerging, the statistics are still provisional with fears that the figure is expected to grow.

At least an estimated 400 bodies were buried this Sunday, May 7. Civil society said at the same time of more than 4,300 people have since disappeared after the overflow of the waters last Thursday.

According to Delphin Birimbi, president of the civil society of Kalehe, this assessment is still provisional although not yet confirmed by the authority.

On site, more than 500 families declared to the Nyamukubi village office the disappearance of at least three of their members.

Meanwhile, other families from neighbouring villages say they also saw the disappearance of their family members when they went to the Nyamukubi market and 3 days later, they have not returned.

This search in the rubble continues, several disappearances could completely change the figures put forward this Sunday by the local authorities.

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