At least 12 people have been killed in central Ethiopia after floods wreaked havoc in the region, with five others still missing.
State-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporation reports that a subsequent landslide engulfed six homes, forcing families to flee the area.
Recovery effort are continuing to find the missing persons believed to be trapped beneath the rubble.
Officials are worried the region’s sloppy topography my prove to be a challenge in the recovery efforts.
An administrator from the Alu special Worda administrator however said the efforts will be intensified in order to locate the missing persons.
Currently, the regional government is working to relocate and shelter the displaced persons.