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Egypt sends condolences to Ethiopia for victims of landslide in Addis Ababa

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Mar 2017
Ethiopian landslide
Police officers at the scene of the landslide on the edge of Addis Ababa (Photo: AP)
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Egypt offered on Sunday its condolences to Ethiopia over the death of around 46 people in a landslide on Sundayin the capital city of Addis Ababa.

In an official statement, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid underscored Egypt’s support for the Ethiopian government and people in this “ordeal.”

On Sunday, more than 40 people searching for food and other goods at a huge garbage dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa were killed in a landslide.

Hundreds of people rely on the 50-year-old Reppi dump, the city's only landfill site, to survive. They sift through the garbage for food, as well as items they can sell like recyclable metals.

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