At least 50 people were killed in a stampede which caused after police fired teargas and warning shots at anti-government protesters during a religious festival in Ethiopia's Oromiya region.
People had gathered for a function in Oromiya region when some began waving a rebel flag. When police fired teargas and guns into the air, crowds fled , which led to a stampede, with some people plunging into a deep ditch.
Some protesters waved the flag of the Oromo Liberation Front, a rebel group branded a "terrorist" organisation by the government.
As per witnesses, victims were seen dragged out of the ditch showing no obvious sign of life. Half a dozen people were also taken to a hospital.
However, the government did not release the official death count. The figure came from opposition party, Oromo Federalist Congress.