Stampede at Ethiopia kills 50

02 Oct 2016


Addis Ababa, Oct 3: At least 50 people were killed during a protest at a religious festival in Ethiopia's Oromia region, media reports said.

According to reports, several others were injured in the incident.


Some died in a stampede after police employed tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges, a witnesses was quoted as saying by BBC.


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has denied reports that security forces had opened fire during the incident.


Image: Wikimedia Commons


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