Ethiopia PM’s aide says 83 injured in rally blast, no deaths

Addis Ababa (AFP) – The chief of staff to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said 83 people were injured in a blast at the premier’s rally in the capital on Saturday but nobody was killed.

“As of now, based on reports from police and hospitals, 83 people are injured. Of the 83 injured, six are in critical condition. No death so far has been reported,” Fitsum Arega said on Twitter. Abiy had been quoted by state media as saying that several people had been killed at the rally.