A wildfire in Konta zone claimes the life of an 11-year-old kid

A wildfire started on February last Sunday , at 10:30 a.m. in the Ella Hanchano district of Konta Zone’s Hanchano Garden Kebele. According to Deputy Inspector Degene Asefa, Head of Public Relations and Image Building for the Police Commission of South West Ethiopia, an 11-year-old kid perished in the incident.

The blaze severely burned two members of the same family, ages 10 and 11, and they were taken to Jimma Referral Hospital for treatment.

While attempting to protect their father’s sorghum pile from a wildfire, the teenagers were hurt in the blaze. According to reports, investigators are looking into the cause of the fire and the fire on the property.

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