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12 people killed in a landslide in southern Ethiopia

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Twelve people are reported dead following a landslide caused by heavy rains in southern Ethiopia

Three houses were crashed by the landslide in the Dawro Zone of Ethiopia’s SNNP province, Fana Broadcasting Corporation said.

Twelve people are reported dead following a landslide caused by heavy rains in southern Ethiopia. Several others were injured in the disaster which occurred on Tuesday.

State-affiliated media reports that the victims were killed when the landslide crushed their houses.

Three houses were crashed by the landslide in the Dawro Zone of Ethiopia’s SNNP province, Fana Broadcasting Corporation said.

“The bodies of ten people have been recovered. The search is ongoing to uncover the remaining two corpses,” Fana reported.

Fana quoted a district police chief in its reports who said four critically injured people were taken to hospital for treatment.

Landslides are common in Ethiopia during the country’s months-long rainy season.

In May this year over 32 people were killed in a similar disaster caused by heavy rains in southern Ethiopia.

In 2017 a landslide at a rubbish landfill site in the capital, Addis Ababa, killed 115 people.

Source:Africa Feed

 

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