Ethiopia declares three days of national mourning for Bishoftu victims; Premier extends condolences (+Video)
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) –The government of Ethiopia has declared three days of national mourning for 52 people died in a stampede at the annual Irrecha celebration in Bishoftu town, Hora Arsadi.
According to a statement by the house of people’s representative, flags would be flown at half-mast across the country, and in its foreign missions, from Monday.
PM Hailemariam Desalegn extended his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during the stampede at the glamorous religious festivity.
In his condolence message, aired on the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the premier expressed his government’s commitment to hunt down perpetrators of the catastrophic incident.