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Death toll from attack in western Ethiopia reaches 222, Red Cross says

The attack occurred in the village of Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone, and the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission initially estimated more than 100 people had been killed

Reuters , Friday 25 Dec 2020
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A member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff stands next to a truck during a mission to deliver medical assistance to the region's main hospital in Mekele, capital of the Tigray region, in Ethiopia on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. According to ICRC, teams have now begun to distribute the first international aid to arrive in Mekele since fighting erupted with medical supplies going to Ayder Hospital, the Regional Health Bureau, and the Ethiopian Red Cross Society pharmacy, to help care for more than 400 trauma patients and to treat those with chronic and routine medical conditions. AP
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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 the volunteer, Melese Mesfin.

The attack occurred in the village of Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone, and the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission initially estimated more than 100 people had been killed.

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