Stella Dimoko Refuse Dump In Mozambique Collapses And Kills Over 17 People


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Monday, 19 February 2018

Refuse Dump In Mozambique Collapses And Kills Over 17 People

At least 17 people have been killed in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, and many more injured after a huge mound of rubbish collapsed, officials say.

The pile of waste, some 15m (49ft) high, gave way due to heavy rainfall on Monday.

The dump is known to be home to some of the city's poorest residents, who build makeshift camps amid the rubbish.

Five homes on the edge were also crushed in the disaster. Rescue workers are continuing to search for survivors.

A spokesman for the emergency services, Leonilde Pelembe, warned it was likely there were more victims under the waste.

"The information we received from local authorities is that the number of people living in those houses exceeds the number of deaths recorded," Mr Pelembe said.


*Oh Dear!!!


  1. Oh no...
    Rip to the death
    See what carelessness caused

  2. "The DUMP is know to be home for poor people"...heart breaking news. I feel for them. Lord have mercy

  3. Oh dear. As if poverty isn’t enough punishment, to be buried alive under a mound of rubbish like filth. Sad world

  4. Poverty!!
    Home to the poor?
    Rip to them

  5. Ambode do something about refuse dump. Dont allow lassa fever to enter into Lagos

  6. So sad. Poverty and refuse dump in thesame sentence. May the dead rest in Peace.

    Chikito's fan


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