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12 killed in landslide triggered by heavy rain in Ethiopia

12 killed in landslide triggered by heavy rain in Ethiopia

As many as 12 people are thought to have died in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Ethiopia. Local media said the landslide struck in Ale Special Woreda in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNP). Six houses were completely destroyed and several families displaced. Seven bodies have been found, with 5 still missing. Search operations were continuing but has been hindered by unstable terrain. Heavy rain, floods and landslides have affected SNNP since mid-April. Eight people died in Gamo zone in a period 11 to 18 April. Flooding in Jinka town on 25 April damaged infrastructure and livestock.
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