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Yumbi is a town and territory in Plateaux District of Bandundu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies on the eastern bank of the Congo River between Bolobo and Lukolela.[1] Yumbi is the headquarters of the Yumbi Territory.[2] Yumbi's population is approximately 30,000.[3]

Yumbi
Yumbi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Yumbi
Yumbi
Coordinates: 1°54′02″S 16°33′31″E / 1.900458°S 16.558628°E / -1.900458; 16.558628Coordinates: 1°54′02″S 16°33′31″E / 1.900458°S 16.558628°E / -1.900458; 16.558628
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
ProvinceBandundu Province
DistrictPlateaux District
TerritoryYumbi Territory
National languageLingala

On February 2, 2003 a tornado killed 17 people in and near the town. Over 4,000 people were injured, 217 seriously.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Geographic Atlas of the World: Revised Sixth Edition, National Geographic Society, 1992
  2. ^ Blaes, X. (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). UNOCHA and PNUD. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  3. ^ "DRC: Experts revise figures on Yumbi tornado - only 17 dead". www.irinnews.org. IRIN. 10 February 2003. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
  4. ^ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (2003-02-10). "DRC: Experts revise figures on Yumbi tornado - only 17 dead". IRIN news. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  5. ^ United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (2003-02-06). "DRC: Tornado toll rises to 164 dead, 1,702 injured". IRIN news. Retrieved 2009-01-14.