11 killed, 200 injured in Tanzania earthquake

Dar es Salaam [Tanzania], Sept. 11 : At least 11 people were killed and over 200 others injured as an earthquake measuring 5.7 hit north-western Tanzania on Saturday.

The earthquake jolted Tanzania's northwest regions of Kagera and Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria, reports Xinhua.

Kagera Regional Commissioner Salum Kijuu said that the earthquake also left tens of hundreds of houses and other property damaged.

"It is too early to give the exact number of injured people, and the number of damaged property, including houses," said Kijuu.

"But we think the damage is huge. Most of the victims have been rushed to hospitals but we are facing a problem of shortage of medicines," he added.

He said the earthquake hit at 9:27 a.m. local time, sending the people into panic with most of them abandoning their properties..

Source: ANI