Thursday, 19 July 2007

Thousands of Mwanza residents on Tuesday night slept out of their houses

From The Monitor, Kampala
By Zephania Ubwani, Emmanuel Gyezaho, Richard Mgamba & Agencies

SOME offices in high rise buildings mainly in Arusha, Tanzania and parts of Nairobi were yesterday abandoned as a series of earth tremors continued to hit the East African towns for the fifth day.

Panic gripped the two EA cities with dozens of workers declining to enter the high-rise buildings on Wednesday morning. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency confirmed that the ongoing tremors have triggered panic in every corner of the country but allayed public fears about an impending major earthquake.

TMA chief Mohamed Mhita maintained that such tremors usually occur at least during this period of the year and he described them as normal. He said they cause no major damage.


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