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Ten Killed in Seating Collapse at Ethiopian Festival

Ten people are confirmed dead at Ethiopian Orthodox Christian festival in Gondar city
Ten people are confirmed dead at Ethiopian Orthodox Christian festival in Gondar city when seating collapses, leaving scores more injured.

BY AFP

At least ten people were killed Monday and scores injured when a seating area collapsed during a major Orthodox Christian celebration in Ethiopia, with fears the death toll could rise.

The accident occurred just before 8am (0500 GMT) Monday in Gondar, a historic city in the country’s north, where every year more than a million people gather for the epiphany festivities known as Timkat. Continue reading Ten Killed in Seating Collapse at Ethiopian Festival