At least 10 people have been reported dead on Wednesday, as air strikes hit Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region consecutively, a hospital official said.
Reacting to the situation between the Tigray regional government and the Ethiopian central government which has left the country in devastating situations due to the lingering war.
An official from the Mekelle’s Ayder Referral Hospital said, five of the air raids victims died as they were being rushed to the hospital for treatment, with the others dying on the spot of the attack.
Both forces have been at the warring end since late 2020 over political dissatisfaction, but with an avenue for a truce being put in place for the possible end, but later broke as fighting resumed on the wider scale again last month.
Sequel to today’s attack on the capital of northern Tigray, an air raid attack was also reported by the Tigray regional government spokesperson Getachew Reda, who confirmed that the attack hit the Mekelle University business campus and Dimitsi Woyane TV station.
Despite being ready for a ceasefire agreement from Tigray regional government, the Ethiopian central government hasn’t responded to the African Union-led peace process.
The hospital officials have decried the worsening situation it found itself into, as necessary equipment for treating victims is not in place due to the war which had destroyed many facilities in the region.