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Ethiopian stampede claims 50 after police fires tear gas

Mid-Day Monday, 3 October 2016
*Addis Ababa:* Around 50 peop were reportedly killed in a stampede near the Ethiopian capital yesterday after police fired tear gas at protesters during a religious festival, according to a photographer at the scene.

Thousands of people had gathered at a sacred lake in Bishoftu to take part in the Irreecha ceremony, in which...
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News video: 52 People Have Died In Police Sparked Stampede In Ethiopia

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BISHOFTU, Ethiopia — Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. An estimated two million people were attending the annual Irrecha...

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