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Death Toll Soars to 113 in Addis Ababa Garbage Landslide (Update)

Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores.

CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. “The Ethiopian government is fully responsible for this totally preventable disaster. The government was aware that the landfill was full to capacity but continued to use it regardless. It also let hundreds of people continue to live in close proximity.” – Amnesty International (Photo: Reuters)

BY AL JAZEERA

Bereaved families scuffled with rescue workers on Tuesday at a dump (aka ‘Koshe’) in the Ethiopian capital where the collapse of a mountain of rubbish killed at least 113 people on Saturday.

Relatives pushed and shoved emergency workers, angrily accusing them of delays and saying dozens of people were still missing after the disaster at the Reppi dump.

“Nobody is helping us. We are doing all the digging ourselves. It is shameful,” Kaleab Tsegaye, a relative of one victim, told the Reuters news agency. Continue reading Death Toll Soars to 113 in Addis Ababa Garbage Landslide (Update)