Hundreds Killed in Ethiopia’s Deadliest Earthquake in Decades
An earthquake struck Ethiopia’s northern region on Wednesday, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the Afar region, which is located near the border with Eritrea.
The earthquake was felt in several neighboring countries, including Djibouti, Eritrea, and Somalia. The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency in the Afar region.
The earthquake has caused widespread damage. Buildings have collapsed, roads have been damaged, and power lines have been cut. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed.
The earthquake is the deadliest to hit Ethiopia in decades. In 1980, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed more than 10,000 people in the Tigray region.
The Ethiopian government has called for international assistance to help with the relief effort. The United Nations has said that it is mobilizing resources to help those affected by the earthquake.
The earthquake is a tragedy for Ethiopia. It has caused widespread damage and loss of life. The government and international community are working to help those affected by the disaster.
What to do if you are affected by an earthquake
If you are affected by an earthquake, there are a few things you should do:
- Stay calm and assess the situation.
- If you are indoors, move to a safe place away from windows and doors.
- If you are outdoors, move to a clear area away from buildings and power lines.
- If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road and stay in your car.
- Do not use the phone unless it is an emergency.
- Stay tuned to local radio or television for updates.
How to help the earthquake victims
There are a few ways you can help the earthquake victims:
- Donate to relief organizations that are working in the affected area.
- Volunteer your time to help with the relief effort.
- Spread awareness about the earthquake and the need for help.
Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.