Saturday, September 10, 2016

Several Killed As Earthquake Hits Tanzania

Several people were killed when an earthquake measuring 5.7 hit northwest Tanzania on Saturday, the president's office says, with a local newspaper putting the death toll at 10.

The quake struck at 1227 GMT, 43 km (27 miles) from Bukoba, a city on the western shore of Lake Victoria, at a depth of 10 km.

President John Magufuli's office said in a statement that several people had died, but gave no toll.

"The president is shocked at the reports of the incident that has resulted in the loss of several people, and many others injured and property destroyed," the statement said.