• Death toll in Tanzania earthquake reaches 16

    Death toll in Tanzania earthquake reaches 16

    The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania at the weekend has risen to 16, the government said on Monday as smaller aftershock hit the area.

    There were however no immediate reports of damage from the second tremor. The first shock, in the Kagera region on Saturday, measured 5.7 and injured 253 people in addition to those killed.

    Initial reports had put the death toll at about 10 people.

    “Thousands of people have been left homeless as a result of this disaster,” […]