Ethiopia

Ethiopia death toll rises to 18 - hospital sources

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ADDIS ABABA, June 8 (Reuters) - At least 18 Ethiopians have died and more are feared dead from clashes with security forces on Wednesday, the worst violence to hit the capital Addis Ababa in four years, hospital sources said.

Sources at the Black Lion hospital told Reuters that 11 people had died from gunshot wounds, while sources at St. Paul's hospital said they had seven dead bodies with bullet wounds.

The sources and Ethiopian families at the hospitals said they fear many more had been killed and were at other clinics.

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