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52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia — Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. The Oromia regional government confirmed the death toll at 52. "I almost died in that place today," said one shaken protester who gave his name only as Elias. Mud-covered and shoeless, he said he had been dragged out of a deep ditch that many people fell into as...

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human stampede caused the deaths of at least 2,236[update][dead link] pilgrims who were suffocated or crushed during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina

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