Deadly stampede kills at least 50 in tragedy at religious festival

Deadly stampede kills at least 50 in tragedy at religious festival
 

Thousands of people had gathered for the annual Irreecha festival in the Oromiya region, when police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse anti-government protesters.
Activists waving a rebel group’s flag and chanting anti-government slogans had gathered at the thanksgiving festival in the town of Bishoftu.
The shots triggered a stampede that the opposition party said killed at least 50 people.
The government did not release an official death toll resulting from chaotic scene but said lives had been lost.
The state communications office said: “As a result of the chaos, lives were... read more

 
2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
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