The number of victims of a landslide at a garbage landfill in Addis Ababa has reached 72 people
At the scene working team of rescuers, said an official of the government of Ethiopia.
TUNIS, March 14. /Offset. TASS Alexey Merkulov/. At least 72 people were killed in a landslide at a garbage landfill on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. This was reported today by the AFP news Agency.
“According to the latest estimates, the death toll has reached 72 people,” — said the Agency official representative of the government of Ethiopia Negeri, Lenco. According to him, “team of rescuers are working at the scene.”
Earlier it was informed about 65 victims, among them mostly women and children.
In connection with the tragedy, the Ethiopian Parliament declared three days of national mourning to begin on 15 March
This dump existed for over half a century until it was officially closed a few years ago. New landfill for disposal of waste chetyrehbalnoy Addis Ababa launched in the nearby area, but living there, the farmers blocked the entrances to it by restricting the dumping of rubbish. As a result, several months ago, the garbage trucks again resumed the route to the old dump.
On-site landfills were several hundred people who built dozens of houses-shed and were engaged in the collection and sorting of waste, which are then passed for processing. On 11 March, a landslide covered the entire village, as a result, under tons of debris turned out to be a family. Monday to the scene of the tragedy, drove a heavy tractor out of the junkyard. To date, managed to save 37 people.