Tigray Media House (TMH), 6 May 2021
Tigrai Media House (TMH) | 13 May 2021

At least two others were rescued from ruins in Hawzen. Many more were believed to be trapped in the ruins.

The BBC News Tigrinya’s report on 16th May 2021 confirmed that at least two children, named Natnael and Samrawit, were killed in the shelling. When the shelling began, children in the neighborhood were scared and gathered in the house of Mr. Biru when the bomb hit the house and collapsed, killing the two children instantly.

Excerpt from a report by the BBC News Tigrigna on artillery shelling by Eritrean forces targeting residential houses in Hawzen:

Read more: ትግራይ፡ ኣብ ጎቦታት ገረዓልታን ሓውዜንን እንታይ እዩ ዘጋጥም ዘሎ? | BBC Tigrinya 16 May 2021

Footage of artillery shelling around the famous and very popular Gheralta mountains, near the town of Hawzen – home to important rock-hewn monasteries.

Video footage of artillery shelling around the famous Gheralta mountains, near the town of Hawzen
Haftom Gebretsadik, a 17-year-old from Freweini, Ethiopia, near Hawzen, who had his right hand amputated and lost fingers on his left after an artillery round struck his home in March, sits on his bed at the Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, on Thursday, May 6, 2021. “I am very worried,” he said. “How can I work?” Image by Ben Curtis. Ethiopia, 2021.
Haftom Gebru, 12, was wounded and had his hand amputated after an artillery shell hit a pile of stones in his family’s compound in Hawzen. His father, Gebru Welde Abrha, 60, comforts him as he lies in his hospital bed in Mekele. [Ben Curtis/AP Photo]