(by EthioTime) Government Communication Affairs Office has announced today death of 23 people following the fire outbreak in Qilinto prison in the outskirt of Addis Ababa on Saturday.
According to a local radio station report quoting a statement from the communication office that the death causality of 21 people were when the prisoners tried to escape the fire. Two prisoners were also reported shot dead while they attempted to escape from the prison.
The report says, two buildings have been damaged and most of the prisoners’ room were also eaten by fire which the prison administration has later managed to transfer the prisoners to other federal prisons.
The cause of the blaze is not yet identified while investigation is undergoing on the bodies of the dead and remaining, said the report.
Image: Qilinto Prison caught in fire on Saturday while gun shot was heard at the moment.