Fire At Biggest Stadium Construction Site in Ethiopia Kills Seven, Severely Injures About a Dozen

By Samuel Bogale

Families of the deceased were offered just 15,000 Birr (about US$640) as compensation while the injured have received medical treatments only

A fire that engulfed workers' dormitory at the construction site of Adey Abeba Stadium, the biggest stadium Ethiopia is constructing, has claimed the lives of seven people so far while almost a dozen were burned severely, the survivors told Addis Standard.

Around 20 day laborers who came from various parts of the country in search of jobs were believed to have been inside their dormitory when the fire broke out on Saturday August 08/2017. Some of them were readying to sleep and others were preparing dinner when a gas cylinder exploded at about 8:00 PM local time.

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