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Dozens killed in fuel truck accident in DR Congo

The fuel truck collided with a crowded bus near Kibuba village about 80km from the capital, Kinshasa, police said. Thirty-three people died in a horrific collision between a fuel truck and a crowded bus in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the weekend, police said. The victims were engulfed by …

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36 dead after heavy rain pounds DR Congo capital

Thirty-six people died in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, after overnight torrential rains, with some swept away by landslides, a top city official said Tuesday, giving a provisional toll. “The (provincial) interior minister has just advised of a toll of 36 dead. The search (for survivors) is continuing. The loss, in …

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Copper mine collapse kills dozens in DR Congo.

At least 36 people have been killed after a copper and cobalt mine collapsed in Lualaba province in south-east DR Congo, authorities say. The provincial governor Richard Muyej blamed the accident on what he called “clandestine artisanal diggers”. Unofficial mining is common in the region and people do it as …

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