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Eight people killed in Ethiopia wall collapse

None | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Addis Ababa
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.

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.

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

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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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