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Old 12.03.2017, 22:15
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A Landslide Just Happened

At least 48 dead in Ethiopia when a rubbish tip slid, demolishing houses built on it. Many people scavenge for items to sell at tip and some live there permanently.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39247381

Death toll is expected to rise.
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Old 13.03.2017, 10:24
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Re: A Landslide Just Happened

One of these moment when I think "sad" but nothing you can do about it.
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Old 13.03.2017, 15:03
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Re: A Landslide Just Happened

Yeah, but something could have been done to prevent it, that's the sad part. The dump has been there for 50 odd years. Even if people were scavenging on the site, they shouldn't have been allowed to build houses on it.

The irony is Ethiopia is building a waste-to-energy plant nearby which will probably use the dump as a source of waste.

"The authorities have been building Africa's first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill.

They plan to burn rubbish generated by the capital's estimated four million people and convert it into electricity."
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And some jacksocks think that having no parking and a tiny room NOT ON A RUBBISH DUMP is a terrible way to live.
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Re: A Landslide Just Happened

Yeah, I expect everyone living and working on that site would be estatic to have what he complaining about.
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Yeah, but something could have been done to prevent it, that's the sad part. The dump has been there for 50 odd years. Even if people were scavenging on the site, they shouldn't have been allowed to build houses on it.

The irony is Ethiopia is building a waste-to-energy plant nearby which will probably use the dump as a source of waste.

"The authorities have been building Africa's first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill.

They plan to burn rubbish generated by the capital's estimated four million people and convert it into electricity."
Sometimes you have no choice but to build where you can and I don´t think that Ethiopia has the infrastructure or the will or the money to implement safety measures. Remember what happened in Aberfan.
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Old 13.03.2017, 18:59
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Re: A Landslide Just Happened

Ethiopia seems to be booming at the moment and they can afford the power plant.

"There is an urgent need to increase the power supply, which is currently failing to keep up with Ethiopia's rapid economic growth of more than 10% a year for the past decade."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35150035
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