Unexpected passing of Austin community leader in Ethiopia | KAALTV.com

Unexpected passing of Austin community leader in Ethiopia

KAAL-TV
Updated: November 25, 2021 10:16 PM
Created: November 25, 2021 10:00 PM

(ABC 6 News) – Austin City Council member Oballa Oballa announced the death of Chol Opiew on his social media writing, “Chol is a long time Austin resident and great leader in Sudanese and Austin community at large.” The post states Chol went back home to Ethiopia a few months ago to visit his family when he died unexpectedly.
 
A gofundme created for funeral expenses has surpassed $6,000 in just three hours.
 
Oballa calling Chol’s death “a great loss in our community.”


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