Eight people killed in Ethiopia wall collapse

Updated on Mar 25, 2006 04:50 PM IST

At least eight people, including five children lost their lives when a four-metre-tall wall collapsed during heavy rains.

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None | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Addis Ababa

At least eight people, including five children lost their lives when a four-metre-tall wall collapsed during heavy rains here, local press reported on Saturday.

The incident took place in a crowded housing colony in the impoverished district of Kolfe-Keranyo in the capital.

The City Fire Department and Emergency Service rescued about a dozen injured people.

A fire that erupted when the wall collapsed was extinguished by fire fighters, but caused damage to property estimated at 200,000 birr ($23,100).

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