TPLF executes nearly 50 political prisoners after fire broke out in Qilinto maximum security prison
Update: TPLF security forces shot and killed 49 inmates, while three fire fighters are admitted to hospitals due to suffocation. .
#Ethiopia:in total 49 prisoners have been confirmed dead so far following #QilintoFire. Prison Guards used AK-47 as fire extinguisher.— Ethiopian Press (@abenezer_a) September 4, 2016
By Addis Fortune
The Qilinto maximum security prison, located in southern Addis Abeba, caught fire
Addis Abeba’s fire brigade chief declined to make a comment on the accident as fire fighters, emergency service providers and first responders continue to battle the blaze, according to eye witnesses.
Under the Federal Prison Administration, Qilinto hosts the country’s high profile political prisoners. Inmates are reportedly being moved away from harm’s way, amidst continued gunfire by prison guards and local police, supposedly to prevent any prison breaks. There is heavy presence of security forces from the federal police around the scene, an eye witness told Fortune.
Update: The fire is now under control, while there is a reported loss of life on
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