Tanzania earthquake leaves at least 13 dead, 203 injured

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| Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 09:31
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Tanzania, earthquake, casualty, 13 killed in Tanzania earthquake

At least 13 people were killed and 203 others injured in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in north-west Tanzania

Dodoma: At least 13 people were killed and 203 others injured in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in north-west Tanzania on Sunday. 
 
“The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203,” the local authorities said. 
 
A per the Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was about 15 miles (25km) east of the north-western town of Nsunga on the border of Lake Victoria. 
 
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has expressed his shock over the urfortunate incident in a statement. 
 
"I am shocked by reports of the earthquake that caused the death of many people, injury to others and destruction of property," read the statement. 
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