A magnitude 5.7 earthquake on September 10 has killed at least 16 people and injured 253 in northern Tanzania, according to news reports from The Citizen News of Tanzania. Keep up to date by going online here for the latest news. Citizen News of Tanzania
The quake struck close to the border with Uganda and Rwanda near Lake Victoria. The town of Bukoba on the shores of the great lake was most impacted.
A video describing the early impacts of the earthquake:
The Mayor of Bukoba Andronikus Karuma reported that 840 buildings were destroyed and 1,264 others suffered various degrees of damage. 83 people had been discharged from Bukoba Hospital while 100 were still being treated for injuries.
Anglican Aid has contacted the Anglican Church of Tanzania in Bukoba. Archdeacon Elisha Bililiza ministers at the Holy Trinity Church in Bukoba and is known to a number of Sydney ministers and churches. The Holy Trinity Church has had a partnership with St Luke’s, Miranda for many years and has had the current Archbishop visit when he was the rector at St Lukes. Miranda has assisted with development of facilities in Bukoba. Rev Brett Hall was stranded in Bukoba on his first visit to Africa in 2014 and was assisted by Rev Elisha who accommodated him after a bus broke down.
Support from Anglican Aid will be channelled through Holy Trinity, Bukoba and the Lweru Diocesan Office.
Direct Deposit donations can be made to our bank account BSB 032078, Account Number 253493, Account Name: Anglican Aid. Please email the office with details of your donation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheques can be posted to – PO Box Q190, QVB Post Office, 1230, NSW.
Anglican Aid is committed to expending all funds raised in emergency projects in the country where the emergency occurred. If funds raised exceed the needs of the emergency excess donated funds will be used in the country where the emergency occurred to assist long term development objectives. Emergency funds are not retained for emergencies elsewhere.
To advertise the Tanzanian Earthquake Emergency in your Church please find a downloadable PowerPoint here.
All donations to the Tanzanian Earthquake Appeal are tax deductible
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