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Briton killed in Ethiopia 'shooting accident'

Bahir Dar is located about 300 miles north of the capital Addis Adaba. Credit: Google Maps

The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British national has died in Ethiopia following reports of an "accidental" shooting in the city of Bahir Dar.

AFP, citing a government spokesman, reported that a 47-year-old British tourist was killed in a church in the northwestern city after a man accidentally discharged an "old rifle".

The Foreign Office made no other comment except to say it was "providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time”.

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