Angry Somali residents cut off Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line1 min read
Youths from the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia have cut off the railway line between Ethiopia and Djibouti, after blocking parts of the railway with heavy rocks and metal.
Officials in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia have confirmed that youths angry with the ongoing fighting in Garba Isse district between Somalia and Afar have blocked the railway line.
The Somali regional government has failed to reopen the Addis Ababa-Djibouti line, and most of the trains running have been suspended.
Videos and photos posted on social media showed angry youths cutting rocks and metal on the railway line, as well as opening parts of the tracks along the tracks.
The railway line between Djibouti and Ethiopia is important for Ethiopia, which has no port, and most trains are used to transport Ethiopian goods through Djibouti ports.
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