DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A Tanzanian police official says that at least 11 people have died in one town in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the Lake Victoria region, while the president says that many are dead.
Augustine Olomi, regional police commander for Kagera region, said Saturday that the 11 who died were in brick structures in Bukoba.READ MORE: National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Bowie, Second Tornado In Anne Arundel County
A statement from the Tanzanian president’s office says that he was “shocked by reports of the earthquake that caused the death of many people, injury to others and destruction of property.”
The statement didn’t provide specific figures of casualties.READ MORE: ‘It’s Not Working,’ Council Member Frustrated At Relentless Violence In Baltimore As Police Defend Crime Plan
The quake was felt as far as western Kenya and parts of Uganda, which share the waters of Lake Victoria. Tremors were also felt in Kigali, Rwanda.Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Joins Lawsuit Against Baltimore City Public Schools
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