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Woman killed in Bosnia landslide

A woman was killed and three other people injured when a landslide wiped out a group of poor homes in central Bosnia, authorities said.

Rescuers searched for hours before they pulled two children and a woman alive from the rubble in the town of Kakanj.

Seven homes were destroyed when the slope they stood on slid 550 yards (500m) .

The houses were built on top of a coal mine that was closed 50 years ago. None of the homes had a building permit as the area was considered risky. But illegal building is widespread as Bosnia has struggled with poverty since the end of the Balkans war in the 1990s.


From Belfast Telegraph