Ethiopia: Three Ethiopian Truck Drivers and One Repairman Die From Heat in Djibouti – Truck Drivers’ Association Blames Owners

Addis Abeba — At least three Ethiopian truck drivers and one repairman have died in the past two weeks, and two additional drivers have been hospitalized, all due to the extreme temperatures in Djibouti.

In an interview with Addis Standard, Solomon Zewdu, the General Manager of the Ethiopian Heavy Truck Drivers Association, revealed that vehicle owners, in an effort to avoid financial losses from having their vehicles idle in Ethiopia, are dispatching drivers to Djibouti without any cargo.



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