Ethiopia: Landslides kills at least 32 persons

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Ethiopia: Landslides kills at least 32 persons

At least 32 people have been killed by landslides caused by heavy rain over the weekend in southern Ethiopia, the government said on Monday.

The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said nine people died in the Gamo Gofa zone, while another 17 were injured.

Also 23 people were killed in a landslide in the Sidama zone and six people were badly injured, the report said.

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Countries across the Horn of Africa have recently struggled to cope with heavy rains.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), last week witnessed flooding and strong winds caused by Cyclone Sagar which killed at least 25 people in Djibouti and Somaliland, while heavy flooding left 21 dead in Somalia.

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