Landslide Killed 12 in Southern Ethiopia


Landslide Killed 12 in Southern Ethiopia
Landslide Killed 12 in Southern Ethiopia

12 people killed and four severely injured due to a landslide in southern Ethiopia, according to Fana Broadcasting corporate.

The landslide which was triggered by torrential rain killed people when the landslide crushed three houses in the Dawro Zone of the SNNP regional state, Fana Broadcasting Corporation said.

Four critically injured people were taken to a hospital and other health centers at Dawuro Zone for better treatment, according to officials.

National Meteorology Agency is cautioned Ethiopians to brace themselves for possible floods with most regions expected to receive above average rainfall over the coming month.

Oromia, Amhara, Tigray, Southern, Gambella, Benshangul Gumuz, are among the regions that could be affected by the forecast, according to the Agency.

Therefore, contingency measures should, therefore, be put in place to avoid some of the probable negative impacts and at the same time take full advantage of the positive ones, the Agency warned.

Three weeks ago, a mudslide killed 8, including six from one family, in E. Gojam zone, Amhara regional state, in Goncha Siso Enese Wereda.

Though the distribution of the rain will be suitable for the farming, the agency expected flash flooding in some parts of the nation following heavy rain, and this could affect the farm work, according to the agency.

A landslide triggered by heavy rains in southern Oromia region of Ethiopia, at least 23 people were killed last month.

It is recalled that similar accident, a mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozens missing.


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