Fatal traffic accident kills over 20 people in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa, July 31, 2010 (ENA) – A fatal traffic accident has occurred in a locality known 18 Mazoria here in Kolfe Kerayo sub city of the metropolis on Saturday has killed more than 20 people, the city administration policy commission said.

Commission public relation acting head sergeant Assefa Mezigebu told ENA that the tragic accident had occurred in the morning 4:30 am local time and the death toll has reached more than 20 until 11:00 pm local time.

He said the accident was occurred when the low bed heavy Track clashed with Mini bus.

He said victims who are suffering heavy and light injuries are receiving treatment in various health facilities in the city.

Surprisingly, he said a mother who lost her life in the accident saved her a year and half old child from the tragic accident by throwing him far.

Addis Ababa City administration mayor Kuma Demekissa and federal police commissioner Workneh Gebeyehu and senior government officials of the city visited the accident area on the spot.