16 dead, 250 in­jured in Tan­za­nia earth­quake

The Myanmar Times - - World -

At least 16 peo­ple died and 253 were in­jured in a 5.7-mag­ni­tude earth­quake that struck north­west Tan­za­nia, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said. As res­cuers scram­bled to find sur­vivors from the Septem­ber 10 quake, premier Kassim Ma­jaliwa was in Bukoba to at­tend a mourn­ing cer­e­mony at its sta­dium. Salum Ki­juu, gover­nor of Kagera prov­ince where Bukoba is lo­cated, said the cur­rent toll is 16 dead and 253 in­jured, with 840 build­ings de­stroyed, in­clud­ing 44 pub­lic build­ings.

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