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Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town
May 17, 2017 / 11:26 AM / 6 months ago

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

DAKAR (Reuters) - Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic’s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks, the president of the aid group’s local branch said on Wednesday.

“We found 115 bodies and 34 have been buried,” Antoine Mbao Bogo told Reuters by phone from the capital Bangui. “They died in various ways: from knives, from clubs and bullet wounds.”

A senior U.N. official had previously reported 26 civilian deaths.

Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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