Updated: Ethiopia’s rubbish landslide kills 46 in Addis Ababa | Dozens of people are still missing after Saturday’s landslide at a dump in Addis…

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45 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, officials say.
They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time.

A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.

The area has been a dumping ground for Addis Ababa’s rubbish for more than five decades.

Local resident Tebeju Asres told the AP news agency that the family’s house had been swallowed by the landslide.

“My mother and three of my sisters were there when the landslide happened. Now I don’t know the fate of all of them.”

Many people had been scavenging at the site to make a living, and some even resided there permanently.

There are fears that the death toll will rise further.

The authorities have been building Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill.

They plan to burn rubbish generated by the capital’s estimated four million people and convert it into electricity.

Source: BBC UK

4 Responses to Updated: Ethiopia’s rubbish landslide kills 46 in Addis Ababa | Dozens of people are still missing after Saturday’s landslide at a dump in Addis…

  1. Gimboat always hangs out at this trash dumping site,they sniffing the gim trash allday and allnight. Ginbot7 was sending it’s shintam followers to hide at this site geting ready to attack, even the garbage don’t like ginbot the garage buried the Ginbot7 Amaras alive .

    Red Meat
    March 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm
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  2. Egzio maharene Kirstos!! Abes Geberku!! See the above statement, Ethiopians! That is the fruit of TPLF’s years of indoctrination of hate into the minds of its supporters. Most likely this guy, “Red meat”, is a Tigraway. The choice he made as his pseudo name perfectly fits him. It indicates, he doesn’t have mind and soul, but just ‘red meat’ in his body. I have a lot of Tigraway friends, who say and show that they are devoted Orthodox Christians. I hope they condemn this child of the devil.

    This gives a clue that this tragedy could be instigated and operated by TPLF cadres, mainly because they know that people involved in the accident are not from the favored golden “nationality.” On the other side, it shows how much the regime and it supporters are haunted by Arbegnoch-Ginbot 7 front. The other sign is that as usual the Amharas are targets of massive genocide when circumstances seem to permit the regime. Remember how TPLF excused it self to mass murder our Oromo brothers and sisters at “erecha” festival in Debrezeyit.

    Samma from Nashville
    March 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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  3. rip

    mohamed
    March 15, 2017 at 3:56 am
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  4. i didn’t get it . was in a plain land or store or houses

    mohamed
    March 15, 2017 at 4:02 am
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