Photo taken on June 26, 2016 shows a landslide happened in a mountain village in Meigu County, southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo: Chinanews.com]
Photo taken on June 26, 2016 shows a landslide happened in a mountain village in Meigu County, southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Some three persons died in a landslide which occurred on Thursday night at the Burunga area in the Gasanda zone, Bururi Province, southern Burundi, an official told Xinhua by telephone on Friday.

“A wall of a house located on the foot of a mountain collapsed around 11 p.m. when the house occupants were sleeping. The wall collapsed following a landslide on that mountain,” said Zerbaber Bagumako, head of Gasanda zone. The landslide is caused by rains that had infiltrated the soil, said the official.

According to him, three persons died on the spot during the incident. Other two persons including a man and his wife were injured during the incident, he said.

He said residents at Gasanda have been chaotically constructing houses, adding that many houses have been victims of landslides. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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