Deadly landslides on the western bank of Lake Kivu, DRC

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 07 April 2023 at 08:06:11 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 12 May 2023 at 08:06:09 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Emergency, landslides, precipitation, rainfall, natural disaster, hydrology, urban planning, DRC, Congo, Rwanda
Fig. 1 - S2 (07.04.2023 / 12.05.2023) - On 4-5 May 2023, heavy rain triggered floods and landslides in the east of the DRC.
Fig. 2 - S2 (07.04.2023 / 12.05.2023) - The death toll has risen to nearly 400 in Bushushu and Nyamukubi and nearly 3000 families are now homeless.
The eastern DRC's disaster came two days after floods killed at least 131 people and destroyed thousands of homes in neighboring Rwanda, which lies on the other side of Lake Kivu.