Sunday, 12 March 2017

At Least 35 Dead in Ethiopian Garbage Dump

Image result for ethiopian landslideAt least 30 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital.
Head of the city's communications bureau Dagmawit Moges said the landslide which occurred late yesterday levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of squatters living inside the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.
He said most of the dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found in the coming hours.
It was not immediately clear what caused the disaster but resumption of garbage dumping at the site in recent months likely caused the landslide.

The landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.
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