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Hundreds At Epicentre of Tremor Spend Nights in the Cold

July 20, 2007

Hundreds of families around Ol Doinyo Lengai volcanic mountain in Tanzania are spending nights in the cold following earthquakes that have hit the area.
On Thursday, the Tanzanian government declared the mountain of bounds for tourists.
Magadini location chief, Mr Mwasuni ole Finigi, said a number of schools, houses and roads had been destroyed by the tremors.
The chief said the mountain has been spewing fire in the past nine days.
Mr Finigi said 765 families have been spending nights in the cold fearing their houses could crumble due to the tremors.
The tremors have also destroyed neighbouring hills in the area, interfered with the flow of rivers into Lake Natron, and forced some wild animals to migrate.
Tourist camps near the epicentre of tremors have been dismantled.
Tanzania's Lake Natron has been the epicentre of the seismic waves which have hit the northern part of the country and several areas in Kenya.


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