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Two buildings were damaged by the fire. Materials including mattresses, blankets as well as recreational and other facilities used
by the inmates were also damaged.
The statement further disclosed that nine injured inmates and police officers were receiving medical treatment.
Even though the source of the fire remains unknown, the police have opened an investigation after receiving bodies of the dead
inmates. The Kilinto prison is on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia Government Confirms Death Of 23 Inmates In Prison Inferno
September 6, 2016
Ethiopia Government Confirms Death Of 23 Inmates In Prison
ADDIS ABABA, Sept 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-AFRICANEWS) -- The
Ethiopian government has confirmed the death of 23 inmates
in an inferno that ravaged the Kilinto prisons over the
The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO)
confirmed the casualty figures to the FBC news outlet stating
that 21 inmates died as a result of a stampede and
suffocation. The remaining two were killed while trying to
escape from the fire.