16 people die after quarry collapse: Somali police

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 15:02

Mogadishu: A Somali police official says 16 people have died and others are missing after a quarry where they were mining construction stone collapsed.

Capt Mohamed Hussein said late yesterday there was no reports of survivors. He declined to say how many people are missing.

Residents in Karan district, north of Mogadishu, dug through rocks and sand looking for survivors but their efforts was hampered by darkness.

Somalia is recovering from decades of war that left the country`s infrastructure in tatters with no resources for disaster response.

Mogadishu, the Somali capital, is experiencing a construction boom due to the relative peace since African Union troops pushed out Al-Qaeda-linked militants two years ago.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 15:02

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