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Ethiopia: Fire Gutted Qilinto Prison, Over 20 Inmates Killed

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Deadly fires are being reported in several high-security prisons across Ethiopia lately. Over 20 inmates were feared dead following a fire breakout in Qilinto prison and an unknown numbers dead in Debre Tabor prison fire in a space of two days. (Photo: Addis Fortune)

By TesfaNews,

Over 20 prisoners were feared killed and many others injured after guards fired at inmates who were trying to flee fire that gutted the Qilinto maximum-security prison on Saturday night.

The intensive gunfire that ensued have created a tense situation among local residents in the area.

According to reports that are coming out of the capital, 22 bodies were taken to Paulos hospital. The death toll is expected to rise sharply after reports of 13 deaths at Tor Hailoch Hospital and 14 at Police Hospital have been reported. Continue reading Ethiopia: Fire Gutted Qilinto Prison, Over 20 Inmates Killed