The clashes erupted in the Benishangul Gumuz regional state over the Ethiopian Easter weekend following a disagreement between a truck driver and a customer over prices, according to Addis Standard.
18 People Killed in Clashes in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State
Addis Standard, 29 April 2019
Some 18 people were killed in three days of clashes that corrupted in various localities of Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz regional state, Colonel Alebel Amare, deputy head of… Read more »
Colonel Alebel said the clashes erupted over the Ethiopian Easter weekend following private altercations between a truck driver and a customer over prices.
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