After power outage disrupts television viewers, dispute leaves three dead after in Amhara regional state, Awi Zone, Jawi Woreda, yesterday July 29, 2018.
Conflict following youth who thought power cut is intentionally done to obstruct them from seeing the funeral service of Simegnew Bekele broadcasted live on a television, woreda government officials disclose.
According to Birhanu Nibret, woreda government communication affairs, youth who were watching a TV grouped together, blame power outage for purposely done to prevent them see the funeral service of the Simegnw, a chief engineer of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), who found dead in his car last Tuesday at Meskel Square.
There were repeated power disruption in the town starting before two days, said Brihanu, to assure that the power cut which happened that day I wasn’t done deliberately.
Ato Tesera Kese, one of the inhabitants of Fendika town, the place where lives are lost, agreed with Birhanu.
Power went off, while we were watching a funeral service broadcasted via television, said Tessera adding that, he saw people are in a conflict when he went out from his home.
Three people have died following the conflict and, the eyewitness told, to Amhara Mass Media Agency.
Currently, elderly people, religious fathers, and police are working to restore peace in the town, AMMA reports.
The funeral of Simegnew Bekele was held yesterday, July 29, 2018, the body is laid to rest at St. Trinity Cathedral Church in Addis Ababa, located in Arat Killo.
Many local and international newsagents have covered the funeral service around the globe, including the live transmissions broadcasted through a state media.
The death of Simegnw a celebrated engineer known for his diligence, leave many in a grief and people who attended the funeral, were seen as very emotional and saddened