Cause of death
Girmay was a nurse at Ayder referral hospital. Girmay was in Werqamba, Tembien, visiting his parents when the war on Tigray broke out. Some days after the start of the war, a drone strike took place in Weqamba that killed 86 people and injured many more. While he was tending to the wounded at the local health station, he was executed by the Ethiopian forces.