Sunday, 17 August 2014

Mwanza landslide kills four, injures two following downpour

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Emmanuel Chacha

Mwanza. Four people died and two others were seriously injured in a landslide caused by downpour at Mabatini suburb on Friday night.

Speaking on the scene of the landslide, Nyerere A Street chairman Hassan Maulid said that during the rainfall a heavy rock fell from the nearby hill and knocked another rock which rolled down, crushing houses along its path.

He said people who were killed were in houses belonging to Mr Joseph William and Mr Lameck Samson.

He named those who lost their lives as Kelfine Masalu and Emmanuel Joseph, both members of Mr William’s family and Sai Ochieng and his wife Kwinta Ngwenko whose four-year-old child was slightly injured.

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