At Least 16 Killed, 200 Feared Injured in Tanzania Earthquake

Last Updated: 11 September, 2016
At Least 16 Killed, 200 Feared Injured in Tanzania Earthquake
At Least 16 Killed, 200 Feared Injured in Tanzania Earthquake

At Least 16 Killed, 200 Feared Injured in Tanzania Earthquake

No less than 16 individuals were killed and around 200 harmed in Tanzania’s Bukoba region when a earthquake hit the nation on Saturday.

“We as of now have 16 individuals dead and more than 200 harmed, a few of whom have been hospitalized… salvage operations are progressing,” Augustine Ollomi, the Kagera region police boss responsible for the Bukoba region said by phone.

Tanzania Earthquake Effects

The earthquake measuring 5.7 was felt in close-by Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya, the US Geological Survey said, as reports came in of crumpled homes.

The epicenter of the 1227 GMT tremor was around 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of the north western town of Nsunga on the fringe of Lake Victoria.

“The dividers of my home shook and also the ice chest and the pantries,” in the Ugandan capital Kampala. Seismic tremors are genuinely regular in the Great Lakes locale yet are quite often of low force.

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