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At least three killed after stand collapses at Epiphany event in Ethiopia

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At least three people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the colourful Epiphany celebration collapsed in the Ethiopian city of Gondar.

A hospital source said more than a dozen other people were injured.

The collapse occurred inside the Emperor Fasilides Bath in the northern city where several thousand Ethiopians and tourists attended the celebration commemorating the baptism of Jesus.

The Ethiopian News Agency reported that more than 15,000 foreigners attended the celebration in Gondar.

Regional officials were not immediately available to comment.

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