ADDIS ABABA — Violence flared again Monday in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, where dozens of people were killed a day earlier in a stampede when police tried to disrupt an anti-government protest amid a massive religious festival.
The state broadcaster late Monday raised the death toll to 55 from the earlier official count of 52. Its report cited a hospital official in the town where the stampede occurred, and it said three people remained hospitalized with serious injuries.
After the stampede, clashes between security forces and protesters erupted Sunday evening and continued Monday morning in the towns of Bishoftu and Ambo, an Ethiopian government official and witnesses told The Associated Press.
Relatives of those killed in Sunday's stampede were flocking to Bishoftu, 45 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa, raising tensions, said Nimona Negash, a driver of a small motorized taxi called a tuk-tuk.....See More
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