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June 2, 1991 | Reuters
Hundreds of people died of blast effects or burned to death when an ammunition dump exploded on the outskirts of Addis Ababa on the last day of Ethiopia's civil war, it was learned Saturday. A vile stench hung over hundreds of incinerated corpses strewn around a deep crater when reporters reached the disaster site in the western suburb of Shagole. Rebels captured the capital last Tuesday. The arms store exploded the same day, after government troops left Shagole.
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June 6, 1991 | From Reuters
Fires still smoldered Wednesday in a southern suburb of Addis Ababa demolished by a huge explosion at an ammunition dump Tuesday. Ethiopian Red Cross official Tebebe Yemani Berhan said the massive death toll feared earlier had not materialized. He said Tuesday's early-morning blast razed 5,000 houses and killed more than 100 people. But rescue workers who sifted through the rubble overnight found far fewer bodies than expected.
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June 6, 1991 | From Reuters
Fires still smoldered Wednesday in a southern suburb of Addis Ababa demolished by a huge explosion at an ammunition dump Tuesday. Ethiopian Red Cross official Tebebe Yemani Berhan said the massive death toll feared earlier had not materialized. He said Tuesday's early-morning blast razed 5,000 houses and killed more than 100 people. But rescue workers who sifted through the rubble overnight found far fewer bodies than expected.
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June 5, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people were believed killed or injured when this city's largest ammunition and fuel depot exploded early Tuesday morning in what Ethiopia's new leaders called an act of sabotage by agents of the previous regime. Repeated blasts, which began shortly after 4 a.m., illuminated the night sky with fireballs and showers of red and green tracer bullets. Rockets ignited by the fire roared off, landing miles away. The windows of buildings as far as two miles away were shattered.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people were believed killed or injured when this city's largest ammunition and fuel depot exploded early Tuesday morning in what Ethiopia's new leaders called an act of sabotage by agents of the previous regime. Repeated blasts, which began shortly after 4 a.m., illuminated the night sky with fireballs and showers of red and green tracer bullets. Rockets ignited by the fire roared off, landing miles away. The windows of buildings as far as two miles away were shattered.
NEWS
June 2, 1991 | Reuters
Hundreds of people died of blast effects or burned to death when an ammunition dump exploded on the outskirts of Addis Ababa on the last day of Ethiopia's civil war, it was learned Saturday. A vile stench hung over hundreds of incinerated corpses strewn around a deep crater when reporters reached the disaster site in the western suburb of Shagole. Rebels captured the capital last Tuesday. The arms store exploded the same day, after government troops left Shagole.
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