- Title: Guinea buries mudslide victim
- Date: 23rd August 2017
- Summary: DAR ES SALAM NEIGHBOURHOOD, OUTSIDE CONAKRY, GUINEA (AUGUST 23, 2017) (REUTERS) EMERGENCY WORKERS AMBULANCE LEAVING SCENE CROWD GATHERED AT ENTRANCE OF CEMETERY WIDE SHOT OF COLONEL MOUSSA TIEGBORO CAMARA WITH SOLDIERS (SOUNDBITE) (French) COLONEL MOUSSA TIEGBORO CAMARA, GENERAL SECRETARY OF SPECIAL SERVICES AGAINST DRUGS AND ORGANIZED CRIME, SAYING: "This morning we came here in order to give support to the parents of the victims as in a way we are all parents of the victims, but also to continue encouraging the citizens and to continue to thank the citizens. As Professor Alpha Conde (GUINEAN PRESIDENT) said yesterday in his plan of action - he said yesterday that he will take measures so this type of thing caused by garbage which piles up over dozen of years does not happen again in this country." EMERGENCY WORKERS TAKING BODY OUT OF AMBULANCE FOR BURIAL BODY ON STRETCHER
- Embargoed: 6th September 2017 18:01
- Keywords: Guinea mudslide Conakry victim Conde rubbish
- Location: DAR ES SALAM, OUTSIDE CONAKRY, GUINEA
- City: DAR ES SALAM, OUTSIDE CONAKRY, GUINEA
- Country: Guinea
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA0016VDPZD3
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- Story Text: Guinea on Wednesday (August 23) buried a victim of a deadly mudslide in a rubbish landfill on the outskirts of the capital Conakry.
Officials have raised the death toll to 10.
Monday's (August 21) disaster occurred in the Dar Es Salam neighbourhood following an overnight deluge. The area is filled with wood and tin-roof houses, some of which are situated at the base of a towering mass of refuse.
The disaster followed landslides in Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo in which hundreds of people have been killed since early last week. Authorities have said that heavy rain in the region could cause more deaths.
Shifting rainfall patterns, rampant deforestation and expanding urban populations are increasing the risk of deadly mudslides across west and central Africa, experts have said.
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