Tanzanian landslide kills 11 children, 9 adults

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2009 5:18 AM

A Tanzanian government official says a landslide has killed 11 children and nine adults near Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Monica Mbega said Thursday that five more people are missing after the mudslide on Wednesday. She says the dead children were between the ages of 3 and 11.

The disaster followed a night of heavy rains. Many of the dead were sleeping in their homes near Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's biggest mountain and a famous tourist attraction in the northeast of the country.

Tanzania's seasonal rains began a few weeks ago.