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As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

“No one considered us worthy before a trash landslide in Ethiopia killed at least 113 people”

Criminal Negligence. Survivors of the Qoshe trash avalanche ask ‘could this tragedy have been prevented?’ (Credit: Mulugeta Ayene/Associated Press)

BY HADRA AHMED and JACEY FORTIN

At the moment when she lost her home and family, Hanna Tsegaye was spending her Saturday night with a neighborhood friend.

Around 8 p.m. on March 11, Ms. Hanna, 16, heard a strange sound, like rushing wind, and felt the ground shake beneath her feet. She rushed outside and saw that an enormous pile of garbage at a nearby landfill had collapsed.

Her home, which had been a couple of hundred yards from the trash heap, was buried. So were her parents and two siblings. Continue reading As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

Addis Ababa Garbage Landslide Kills Over 48

Dozens still missing after mountain of garbage dump at decades-old landfill site near the capital buries squatters’ makeshift homes.

BY AL JAZEERA

At least 48 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital.

The landslide late on Saturday levelled more than 37 makeshift homes of squatters living inside the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, said Dagmawit Moges, head of the city’s communications bureau. Continue reading Addis Ababa Garbage Landslide Kills Over 48