From the Media Capital, to the Global Ethiopian Community
Monday August 21st 2017

Collapsed building kills nine people in an Ethiopian jail

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) A prison building has collapsed in western Ethiopia, killing at least nine prisoners, while injuring dozens, Ethiopia police said here on Wednesday.

The prison collapse was attributed to the heavy rainfall in the area. It is reported that there were over 30 prisoners in the collapsed cell.

The current heavy rains in Ethiopia are causing a lot of damage in several parts of the country.

A few weeks ago, lightning killed three people and their livestock.

The rain has also interrupted electricity supply for the past few days in some parts of Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian rainy season usually starts by the end of May and ends in mid-September.

Reader Feedback

4 Responses to “Collapsed building kills nine people in an Ethiopian jail”

  1. Seleshi says:

    Editor,

    Where in Ethiopia is the prison? Although the whole country is full of prisons, you still have to disclose the location.

    Seleshi

  2. Sammy says:

    Ethiopia is “full of prisons??!!” Where did you get that, Seleshi?
    The fact is Ethiopia does NOT have enough prisons. Over croweded prisons are actually a problem.

  3. Birie says:

    May God save ethiopia from…….

  4. Nado says:

    It is usaul that many ethiopian were in prison esp. the educated like Dr. Tesfaye Birru, who has a capacity to change many ethiopian life in IT sector. The gov’t doesn’t think and has no merecy for his people. “who is responsible for those killed people?” May GOD keep thier soul in heaven

    Sorry for my being ethiopian

Leave a Reply