Ethiopian official: Death of a Briton tourist was caused by accident
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) - Senior Ethiopian official described the death of a Briton tourist in Ethiopia’s north-western city of Bahir Dar as an accident.
Shimeles Kemal, state minister of government communication office said the suspect had not known his gun was loaded and that the incident happened in a church.
In his recent interview with Sky News, Shimeles 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.”
A spokeswoman for the UK Foreign Office on her part told the guardian that her government has confirmed the death of its national in Ethiopia and providing consular assistance to the families.