Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority Nigeria

MOZAMBIQUE RUBBISH DUMP COLLAPSES, KILLS 17

By Ofonime Iboro

At least 17 people have been killed in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, and many others injured after a huge pile of rubbish collapsed, according to reports.

The pile of waste, some 15m (49ft) high, gave way in heavy rains at 03:00 local time (01:00GMT) on Monday.

The dump is known to be the home to some of the city’s poorest residents, who build makeshift camps amid the pile of rubbish. Five homes on the edge were also crushed in the disaster. Rescue workers are searching for survivors.

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