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The National News: Western Ethiopia ‘massacre’ death toll rises to 222, says Red Cross

Western Ethiopia ‘massacre’ death toll rises to 222, says Red Cross

Murderous attack took place on Wednesday in Benishangul-Gumuz region of conflict-riven country

Ethiopia's fratricidal conflicts have caused huge numbers of deaths and much suffering. AFP
Ethiopia’s fratricidal conflicts have caused huge numbers of deaths and much suffering. AFP

The death toll from a Wednesday attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia has risen to 222 people, a volunteer from the country’s Red Cross told Reuters on Friday.

“Yesterday we buried 207 people who are the victims and 15 more from the attackers,” said Melese Mesfin.

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