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But a separate motorbike accident claimed the life of one person

A senior government official who was a part of a large delegation led by Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen during a visit to  Somali region in eastern Ethiopia refuted allegations that deputy Prime Minister  Demeke Mekonnen’s car was involved in a serious car crash with a motorbike in the area.However, our source said that a separate motorbike accident  by one of the entourages from the region claimed the life of one man who was sitting behind the motorbike’s rider.

On Oct. 4th this year, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn briefed journalists based in Ethiopia on a wide range of issues mostly on the domestic economy and regional peace and security. PM Hailemariam also entertained questionnaires from journalists attending the briefing on variety of issues ranging from the continuous religious tension between Ethiopian Muslims and the government, to traffic inconveniences created by the ongoing light railway construction in the city of Addis Ababa.