Ethiopia starts 3 days of mourning after deadly landslide

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People look at the damage done to dwellings built near the main landfill of Addis Ababa on the outskirts of the city on March 12 after the deadly landslide. (Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopians have started observing three days of national mourning after a deadly landslide in which scores were killed.

The death toll is at least 72 following the collapse on Saturday of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Many victims were women and children trapped when makeshift mud-and-stick homes inside the Koshe landfill were buried in debris.

It was not clear how the collapse occurred.

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