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Garbage dump landslide at koshe in Addis Ababa claimed life again

Garbage dump landslide in Koshe, outskirts of the Addis Ababa, is still claiming lives.

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Koshe, scene of the accident

June 10, 2019

Two years after Ethiopia experienced a devastating garbage dump landslide which claimed the lives of well over 120 people, another landslide in the same ground reportedly happened on Monday, June 10, 2019, reported Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC).

The accident happened around 7: 30 a.m local time in Koshe, outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa in the South West of the city.

According to the state broadcaster, EBC, one person is killed. Other local news media have not confirmed the number of casualties.

The victim is said to be 60 years old man. He was found alive and later died in hospital, according to Fana Broadcasting.

Rescue workers are reportedly on the site searching for survivors. Addis Ababa Roads Authority has deployed excavators for the rescue work.

The accident happened near a roadside and a number of shanty plastic houses were near the area which means that the death toll could rise.

EBC remarked that there are still residential homes near the garbage dump site and that residents in the area need to be evacuated from the area.

The landslide in 2017 caused outrage and government pledged at the time that it will everything to avoid similar accidents.

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  1. Subject: “Garbage dump landslide at koshe in Addis Ababa claimed life again, borkena
    June 10, 2019”

    Commentary, 10 June 2019
    Another(*) TRAGEDY in a potentially rich country (at least) in Africa. Mere words cannot express the sad pathetic situation in an ancient country, full of anthropological history in the world — Ethiopia.
    (*) The first being the development that is taking place in Ethiopia, relating to RACIAL disturbance in the Universities >>> Amara, Gurage, Oromo, Tigrai etc, etc, etc to the minutest racial enitity for total annihilation!!!!! Indeed, a Classical Tragedy where the victim is fully aware of the consequence but keeps on doing it — agonizing with these words >>> ‘I can not help it– it is in my nature’ !!! THE END

  2. In Oromia a 70 years old man is considered a leader of Oromos, regardless of his ethnic background a 70 years old man gets constant care and respect from all Oromos because he is an elder present in Oromia , whether he is from Oromo ethnicity or not doesn’t change the fact he will receive the respect and the praise of an elder Even if he doesn’t speak Afan Oromo a 70 years old man receives the well deserved care and respect . All Oromos will be giving him the care just because he is a 70 years old man present in Oromia. Generations of Oromos are reasonable while Addis Ababa residents (BALADERA) are being unreasonable.

    In Addis Ababa elders are pushed to the city dump where they eat garbage and sleep on garbage .


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