Police officers secure the perimeter at the scene of a garbage landslide, as excavators aid rescue efforts, on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 12, 2017. Officials and residents say more than a dozen people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, and several dozen people are missing. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret)
Police officers secure the perimeter at the scene of a garbage landslide, as excavators aid rescue efforts, on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 12, 2017. Officials and residents say more than a dozen people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, and several dozen people are missing. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret) AP Photo/Elias Meseret

Garbage dump landslide kills 46

A LANDSLIDE at a huge garbage dump in Ethiopia has killed at least 46 people with several dozen more missing. The landslide occurred on Saturday night at the dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. A city spokeswoman said the dead were mostly women and children. Many of those buried alive were scavenging items from the garbage, but others were living at the landfill. Addis Ababa Mayor Diriba Kuma said 37 people had been rescued and were receiving medical treatment.



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