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Tanzania quake toll rises to 14, 200 injured

Tanzania quake toll rises to 14, 200 injured

Tanzania

Local authorities in Tanzania said on Sunday that the death toll from a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday has risen to 14 people while 200 others were injured.

Over 250 houses and telecommunications lines were destroyed in the worst-hit town of Bukoba, close to the epicentre of the quake.

The earthquake which struck at 15h27 local time was felt in some parts of the larger east Africa; Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

East Africa’s Great Rift Valley runs along a geological fault line but earthquakes are rare.

Tanzania’s Prime minister, Kassim Majaliwa, was expected to join mourners gathered at the Bukoba stadium on Sunday.

AFP

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