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50 killed in Ethiopia landslides, flooding triggered by heavy rains

A state-affiliated broadcaster in Ethiopia says at least 50 people have been killed in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains.

world Updated: May 11, 2016 12:00 IST
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At least 50 people have been killed in Ethiopia in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains.(Representational Photo: AP)

A state-affiliated broadcaster in Ethiopia says at least 50 people have been killed in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains.

Fana Broadcasting Corporate cited local officials who said roads have been washed away, bridges have collapsed and tens of thousands of people are affected by heavy rains in many parts of the country.

Alemayehu Mamo, a police official in the Wolaita Zone in southern Ethiopia, told Fana that 41 people were killed on Monday following landslide there.

In another area called Bale, in southeastern Ethiopia, nine people died and more than 1,000 cattle drowned in floods.

Ethiopia is struggling with the worst drought in 50 years, but unseasonably heavy rain is also causing massive damage in many parts of the country.