Nine dead in Burundi landslide

Nine workers at a construction site outside Burundi's capital Bujumbura were killed in a landslide today, police said.

Heavy seasonal rains caused the hillside next to the Gasenyi river, east of the city, to collapse burying the workers who were building a channel to redirect the river's floodwaters.

Police said in a statement that nine bodies had so far been found, while rescue efforts continue.