One person killed, 7 others injured in Welkite town

Addis Ababa, June 13, 2018 (FBC) – A person has been killed and seven others injured in conflicts that occurred in Welkite town of Gurage zone, SNNP regional state.

Administrator of the zone, Fetu Seman, told FBC today that several homes and shops were also set ablaze.

Stability has been restored now following the efforts of security forces, elders and residents, he said.

The cause of the conflict is a clash between fans of two football clubs, SNNP regional police commission said.

According to the commission, there was also minor conflict at the celebration of Fiche Chambalala, New Year festival of the Sidama people, in the city of Hawassa.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat