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