A landslide at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital claimed the lives of 24 people
Buried under piles of debris were a few makeshift buildings and concrete buildings.
TUNISIA, March 12. /Offset. TASS Alexey Merkulov/. At least 24 people died and 28 were injured in a landslide at a garbage dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. This was announced Sunday by Agence France-Presse, citing local authorities.
“At least 24 people were killed and another 28 injured in the result of large-scale landslide, which occurred at the dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, — quotes Agency the information of the authorities. — We expect that the number of victims can increase.”
According to the Agency Associated Press (AP), at the time of the collapse there were about 150 people.
“In addition, as a result of the incident buried under piles of debris were a few makeshift buildings and concrete buildings, — said the mayor of Addis Ababa Kuma deriba. At least 37 people were rescued and sent for treatment”.
It is noted that landfill more than 50 years, is the burial place of garbage from the capital
In recent years, the dumping has stopped, but recently the dump again began arriving garbage trucks. “The resumption of dumping of garbage at the landfill in recent months, most likely, was the cause of the landslide, reported AP a local resident of Assefa Telemagination. In the past two years, the dump has already occurred such avalanches, the victims were two or three people”.