Mozambique rubbish dump collapse ‘kills at least 17’ people

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At least 17 people have been killed after heavy rains caused the partial collapse of a rubbish dump in Mozambique. A 15-metre high pile of rubbish collapsed, destroying seven houses, and rescuers fear more bodies may be buried under the debris. The accident happened at the Hulene landfill, six miles from the centre of the capital, Maputo. A spokesman for the emergency services, Leonilde Pelembe, warned it was likely there were more victims under the waste.

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