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Egypt offers condolences to Ethiopia after deadly landslide

Ahram Online , Monday 28 May 2018
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File Photo; Residents watch rescue efforts at the scene of the garbage landslide in March 2017 (Photo: AP)
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Egypt has sent its sincere condolences to Ethiopia after a landslide in the country’s Oromia region killed 23 people on Saturday.  

In an official statement, Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed Egypt's condolences to the families of the victims, and the country’s wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.

Abu Zeid also stressed Egypt's support – both the government and nation– with the Ethiopian government and nation in Saturday's ordeal.

Twenty-three people were killed and six others injured in Saturday evening's landslide, which was triggered by heavy rains.

Ethiopia often experiences heavy rainfall which escalates to severe landslides in areas in the country, causing major fatalities; a major landslide in March 2017 killed 113 people.

 

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