Thursday, December 25, 2014

British national killed in Ethiopia

The 47-year-old male tourist was shot with a rifle in the north-western city of Bahir Dar, AFP quoted a government spokesman as saying. A suspect has reportedly been arrested. The body has been taken to Addis Ababa for a post-mortem examination A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Ethiopia."

No further details were disclosed.

'Old rifle' 

Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal  told AFP the suspect had not known the gun - an "old rifle" - was loaded, and the incident happened in a church on the morning of Christmas Eve.
He said: "It appears that a resident of Bahir Dar, who was licensed to carry a gun, accidentally discharged his gun while changing the gun position from one shoulder to the other."
Bahir Dar is a popular tourist destination located some 310 miles (500km) north-west of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia's Amhara region.  Source ( BBC)


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