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Annual Celebration Turns Deadly in Ethiopia

An annual cultural event in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia, attended annually by hundreds of thousands, turned deadly Sunday when police fired teargas and warning shots to disperse anti-government protesters. The tear gas caused a panic and triggered a stampede in Bishoftu, a town about 40 kilometers southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa, and local officials reported that 52 people were killed. But witnesses told VOA at least 100 lost their lives. The witnesses said those at the...

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