52 DEAD IN ETHIOPIA FES­TI­VAL STAM­PEDE

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AD­DIS ABABA: Fifty-two peo­ple died on Sun­day at a re­li­gious fes­ti­val in Ethiopia to cel­e­brate the end of the rainy sea­son after po­lice fired tear gas at pro­test­ers trig­ger­ing a stam­pede. Vi­o­lence broke out at the gath­er­ing in the town of Bishoftu near Ad­dis Ababa due to the ac­tions of “ir­re­spon­si­ble forces”, the re­gional gov­ern­ment said in a state­ment, adding “as a con­se­quence, 52 peo­ple died in this crush”. – AFP

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