'64 dead in Ethiopian air strike on Tigray market'

64 dead in Ethiopian air strike on Tigray market: Official

Relatives of Togoga residents, a village about 20km west of Mekele, where an alleged airstrike hit a market leaving an unknown number of casualties, wait for information as Red Cross ambulances are standing by after being denied access to the site, at the Ayder referral hospital in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 23, 2021. Credit: AFP Photo

At least 64 people were killed and 180 injured in an Ethiopian airstrike on a market in the war-torn Tigray region, a local health officer told AFP Thursday.

"Until now, there are 64 deaths and 180 casualties in Togoga. The airstrike was in the market area, so many, many people were injured," said Mulu Atsbaha, an advisor to the Tigray regional administration on maternal and child health, referring to Tuesday's strike.

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