Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) One person was killed and three others injured when a mortar exploded in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, APA learnt here on Friday.
Police said the mortar exploded in Merkato, one of the largest open markets in Africa.
“The four people were trying to use the mortar for another purpose unknowingly, and it immediately resulted in the death of one person while it injured the three people seriously,” police said.
The incident occurred in one place of Merkato mainly known for the sale of second hand and used metals and other materials.
Police are investigating how the mortar came into the hands of the people who are said to be used materials sellers.
Source: African Press Agency