The number of victims of a landslide at a garbage landfill in the Ethiopian capital has reached 113 people
Residents of Addis Ababa accused the authorities of inaction, as there are only two or three bulldozers.
MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. At least 113 people were killed in a landslide at a garbage landfill on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. About it reports on Wednesday, the AFP news Agency.
Previously it was known about the 82 victims.
As extraction of new victims from under the rubble of junk in the Ethiopian capital, the growing social tension. On the ground already repeatedly rioting and clashes between relatives of the missing and rescuers. People accuse the authorities of inaction and lack of proper medical care. On-site work only two or three bulldozers, and local residents with the available funds among the mountains of garbage have been trying to find loved ones.
Dump Cochet existed for over half a century until it was officially closed a few years ago. A new landfill for waste disposal started 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 trucks began again to bring their waste to the old landfill, where he lived several hundred poor people that built directly on the ground dozens of houses-shed, and collecting and sorting garbage, which is then passed for processing. The landslide covered the whole town, burying under a layer of waste whole families.
On Wednesday, the country declared three days of mourning in connection with death of people. During the rescue operation managed to rescue about 40 people