Addis Ababa (HAN) December 26, 2014 – Public diplomacy and Regional Safety and security News. A British tourist has been killed in Ethiopia, the Foreign Office said.The British national was shot dead in the north western Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar at 10:30am local time yesterday, according to the Ethiopian Government spokesman reports.
A suspect has reportedly been arrested and the tourist has been taken to the capital Addis Ababa today for a post mortem.
Ethiopian Government spokesman Shimeles Kema said the suspect had not known the gun was loaded and that the incident happened in a church on the morning of Christmas Eve.
Ethiopian Government spokesman Shimeles Kema added his statement and said:
“It appears that a resident of Bahir Dar, who was licensed to carry a gun, accidentally discharged his gun while changing the gun position from one shoulder to the other.”
A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Ethiopia. We are providing consular assistance to the families.
Photo: The tour guide, Larry and Bernadette (an American couple), and Zerhiun
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