At least 32 dead in Ethiopia landslides: official - Daily Nation

At least 32 dead in Ethiopia landslides: official

Tuesday May 29 2018

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Some 30 people were killed on March 12, 2017 when the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city were damaged in a landslide. Landslides caused by heavy rain killed at least 32 people in southern Ethiopia over the weekend. PHOTO | ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER | AFP 

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ADDIS ABABA,

Landslides caused by heavy rain killed at least 32 people in southern Ethiopia over the weekend, the government said on Monday.

The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said nine people died in the Gamo Gofa zone, with 17 injured.

The state-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporate on Sunday reported that 23 people were killed in a landslide in the Sidama zone.

Six people were badly injured, Fana reported.

Countries across the Horn of Africa have recently struggled to cope with heavy rains.

Last week, flooding and strong winds caused by Cyclone Sagar killed at least 25 people in Djibouti and Somaliland, while heavy flooding left 21 dead in Somalia, according to the UN's humanitarian coordinator OCHA.