Ethiopian officials have now confirmed that 65 people died in theweekend's landslide at a rubbish dump in the capital, Addis Ababa.
The search for more victims is continuing and funerals for some of those who have died have already taken place, reports the BBC's Emmanuel Igunza.
A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.
The area has been a dumping ground for Addis Ababa's rubbish for more than five decades.
Rescuers are using bulldozers and even bare hands to move tonnes of debris as the search for survivors and dead bodies continues
Three days mourning declared in Ethiopia after rubbish dump deaths
Ethiopia's parliament has declared three days of national mourning for the victims of the rubbish dump collapse in the capital, Addis Ababa, as recovery operations continue.
Seventy two people have now been confirmed dead following a landslide at the weekend.
More bodies have been retrieved from under the debris of the rubbish dump nearly three days after the landslide destroyed makeshift houses at the Koshe landfill.
Many are still missing and authorities fear the death toll could rise even further.
Rescue operations have been going on day and night at the site and city authorities say they will continue until everyone is accounted for.
Family members are waiting at the site to hear news of their missing loved ones:
The government and locals living in the area have traded accusations about what triggered the landslide.
Residents say an ongoing construction of a biogas plant caused it but the government has dismissed the claims insisting people had refused an offer to be relocated.
The country’s prime minister has pledged to carry out an investigation of the disaster.