Hulene Disaster - Rescue Operations End at Site of Garbage Avalanche: 21 Dead

Maputo — The rescue operation at the rubbish dump in the Maputo neighbourhood of Hulene ended on Tuesday, without the discovery of any more bodies.

The death toll from the collapse of the dump on Monday morning on top of seven houses thus remains 21, while five injured people are undergoing treatment at Maputo Central Hospital.

AIM counted 30 houses in the shadow of the dump that are now empty. Their occupants have been evacuated, some to the homes of relatives, and others to an accommodation centre set up by Maputo Municipal Council in the Ferroviario neighbourhood.