Woman killed in Bosnia landslide

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Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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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.

Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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