Death toll from garbage dump landslide rises to 113

Addis Ababa, March 15, 2017 (FBC) – The death toll from the garbage dump landslide occurred last Saturday on the outskirt of Addis Ababa has risen to 113.

Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Ababa city, visited families of the victim today.

In a press conference he gave this evening, Diriba said the tragic accident claimed 113 lives so far.

The cause of the accident will be investigated by professionals from Addis Ababa University and America’s University of Texas.

Rescue workers have continued search for survivors.  The country has begun three days of national mourning today.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat