ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (AP) — At least three people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a wooden stand erected for the colourful Epiphany celebration collapsed in Ethiopia on Monday, an official and hospital source said. The Security Chief for the city of Gondar Tesfa Mekonnen did not specify the number of deaths in comments to regional broadcaster Amhara Mass Media Agency. A hospital source in Ethiopia’s city of Gondar confirmed that at least three people died. The Ethiopian News Agency reported that more than 15,000 foreigners attended the celebration in Gondar. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) late last year added Ethiopia’s Epiphany festivities known as Timkat to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which attracted more attendees.
Source: Ethiopian News January 21, 2020 20:06 UTC