This photo taken on September 10, 2016 in the Bukoba region, northwest Tanzania, shows houses damaged following an earthquake measured 5.7 magnitude which struck the country’s Lake Zone. / AFP / STR
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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria and the borders of Uganda and Rwanda, has killed at least 14 people and injured 200, local authorities said Sunday.A group of 15 boys' secondary school boarders in Bukoba, located in Kagera province close to the epicenter of the quake, were believed to be among the dead and injured.The epicenter of the 1227 GMT quake was 23 kilometers (15 miles) east of the north-western town of Nsunga, in Bukoba district near Lake Victoria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.An AFP correspondent in Dar es Salaam whose mother's family lives in Bukoba said 10 family houses had collapsed.No damage was reported in the economic capital, Dar es Salaam, which is located some 1,400 kilometers southeast of Bukoba.
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