The death toll from a landslide at a huge dumpsite on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has risen to 113, according to a report by the BBC.
According to the report, the search operation at the Koshe landfill will continue following the tragic slide which occurred on Saturday.
It's believed there were around 150 people at the Koshe garbage landfill when the landslide took place. A number of makeshift homes were buried under hundreds of tonnes of waste.
A later Reuters report put the death toll at 115 with the discovery of two more bodies yesterday.
The news agency also reported that residents of the area believe at least 80 people remain unaccounted for. Dozens of victims have so far been buried at the Abune Aregawi Church.
"As the number of missing people is still high, we expect to pull more bodies out today and in the coming days," an emergency worker told Reuters.
A CGTN Africa report on the tragedy can be viewed below, as can a a statement by MEP Ana Gomes to the European Parliament.
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