Ethiopia: Dozens reportedly killed and injured after airstrike on Tigray village

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Dozens of people have been killed in Ethiopia's Tigray region after an airstrike hit a busy market, according to witnesses.

Health workers said soldiers have blocked medical teams from travelling to the scene after the village of Togoga was struck.

It comes amid some of the fiercest fighting in the Tigray region since the conflict began in November, as Ethiopian forces supported by those from neighbouring Eritrea pursue Tigray's former leaders.

Injured patients being treated at Mekele's Ayder hospital said a plane dropped a bomb on Togoga's marketplace.

A nurse said the six patients include a two-year-old child with "abdominal trauma" and a six-year-old.

She added that an ambulance transporting a wounded baby to Mekele was blocked for two hours and the baby died on the way.

A convoy of ambulances trying to reach Togoga, about 15 miles (25km) west of Mekele, was turned back by soldiers near Tukul on Tuesday afternoon, the health workers said.

Several more ambulances were later sent away, but one group of medical workers managed to access the site on Tuesday evening via a different route.

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