AU condoles with Tanzania following Earthquake (13.09.2016)

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma sends a message of condolence to the Government and people of Tanzania following Saturday’s earthquake.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 13, 2016 -The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma sends a message of condolence to the Government and people of Tanzania following Saturday’s earthquake that hit the North – Western part of Tanzania. The earthquake is reported to have claimed 16 lives and injured over 200 people.

“On behalf of the African Union, the AU Commission and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of Tanzania, and particularly to the families of those that lost their loved ones,” she said.

The AU Commission Chairperson further wishes the injured victims a quick recovery and expressed the AU’s solidarity with the victims and the people of Tanzania in these tragic circumstances.

Rais Dkt. Magufuli atuma salamu za rambirambi kufuatia tetemeko la ardhi Mkoani Kagera (10.09.2016)

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Press Statement: Earth Quake in Uganda (10.09.2016)

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KAMPALA, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 – On September 10, 2016 at 3:28 PM, an earthquake occurred in the Lake Victoria region.

Seismological Stations of the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines in Entebbe, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, measured the earthquake at the magnitude of 5.7 on Richter scale.

The earthquake, which has been felt widely in the central parts of Uganda, had its epicenter at Bukoba in Tanzania is only 47 Km to Entebbe on a straight line.

“The magnitude of 5.7 on Richter scale is moderate and is not likely to cause any serious damage to any sound structures such buildings,” Dr F.A Kabagambe-Kaliisa the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, said. Ends…/

Dr. F.A. Kabagambe-Kaliisa
PERMANENT SECRETARY