15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

The two-line 34-kilometre light rail system in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa has been touted as a sign of the dividends the country's rapid economic growth is paying to its people

On Sunday, more than 40 people searching for food and other goods at a huge garbage dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa were killed in a landslide.

Following the landslide of a mountain of garbage, 50 people died on Saturday evening in Addis Ababa.

A city spokeswoman told AP news agency that many children were among the dead.

The mayor of Addis Ababa noted that more than three dozen people were rescued and received medical treatment.

Koshe, whose name means "dirt" in local slang, was closed previous year by city authorities who asked people to move to a new dump site outside Addis Ababa. Ms Dagmawit said two had serious injuries.

It plans to burn rubbish generated by the capital's estimated four million people and convert it into electricity.

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About 150 people are believed to be living on the garbage pile, but it was not immediately clear how many people were missing.

"My house was right inside there", said Tebeju Asres, pointing to where one of the excavators was digging in deep, black mud. "Now I don't know the fate of all of them".

"We expect the number of victims to increase because the landslide covered a relatively large area", she said. Dumping at the site had been stopped for a few years, but resumed after local farmers blocked dumping in a new landfill built in their area, AFP reports.

Since 2010, city officials have warned that the landfill was running out of room and was being closed in by nearby housing and schools.

Ethiopia has been building Africa's first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill.

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