Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ethiopia: more than 50 killed in Oromia festival stampede

(Al Jazeera)- Scores of people have been reportedly crushed to death in Ethiopia in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a religious festival.

There were conflicting death toll reports following Sunday's stampede in Bishoftu, a town 40km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

An AFP news agency photographer at the scene said he saw 15-20 unmoving bodies, some of whom were clearly dead.

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