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Landslide kills 23 in southern Ethiopia

Landslide triggered by heavy rains takes place in Oromia region, local media reports

Addis Getachew Tadesse   | 27.05.2018
Landslide kills 23 in southern Ethiopia ( Pascal Mulegwa - Anadolu Agency )

Addis Abeba

By Addis Getachew

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

At least 23 people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in southern Oromia region of Ethiopia on Saturday, local media reported.

According to FANA Broadcast Corporation, six others were also injured in the landslide that took place on Saturday evening and covered six hectares of land.

More than 30 domestic animals were also buried dead in the rubble, it added.

Local authorities have made it to the affected area to assess the magnitude of the crisis and provide support.

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