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At least 13 dead in landslide in Abidjan

At least 13 dead in landslide in Abidjan

A landslide in the northern suburbs of Abidjan has left at least 13 people dead and many missing, including several children.

A landslide swept away a hamlet of around 20 houses in Anyama, in the northern suburbs of Abidjan, leaving at least 13 people dead and many missing buried under tons of mud after torrential rains in recent days.

Hundreds of people, some of whom sometimes sink to their knees or even their hips, in the mud trying to find survivors, while recovering pots, doors, documents, clothes and shoes that the landslide has scattered over 70 meters. 

The community called “Derrière les rails” is located in a floodable and unconstructible area inhabited for years by modest families.

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