Many Dead In Tanzania Earthquake Incident

Physinews Sad Reports: At least 13 people have died with many more
feared dead after a 5.7-
magnitude earthquake struck northwest
Tanzania.

The quake was recorded at a depth of 6
miles (10km), 27 miles (44km) from the
northwestern town of Bukoba and near the
western shore of Lake Victoria.

It was felt as far away as western Kenya and
parts of Uganda.

Most of those who were killed were in brick
houses and buildings in Bukoba, a regional
police official said.

More than 200 people were injured in the
quake.

One witness, who did not give her name, told
the Associated Press: "It started really small
and later became big, and that's when
people started running away."

Another unnamed witness said: "I felt such a
big tremor, people were coming from this
direction and that direction, nearly bumping
into each other."

President John Magufuli's office said in a
statement that he was "shocked by reports
of the earthquake that caused the death of
many people, injury to others and destruction
of property".

The last notable quake in the region was in
2004 and measured 4.7 on the Richter scale.


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