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Mass Grave In DR Congo

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th August 2002 03:00 AM

BUNIA, DR Congo - The United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have discovered a mass grave containing 38 bodies near the north-eastern town of Bunia.

BUNIA, DR Congo - The United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have discovered a mass grave containing 38 bodies near the north-eastern town of Bunia. About half of the dead were women and children, said the chief of staff of the UN force, Colonel Tim Watts. The bodies were found on Friday in a village outside the town of Bunia, headquarters of a rebel faction and scene this week of clashes involving rival militias. It follows the discovery by the UN on Thursday of a mass grave on a farm outside Bunia. It held 37 corpses, all but three of them women and children. Most had machete wounds. An unknown number of people have been killed in the fighting in the area, which has also involved the Ugandan army, but it is feared that the majority of the victims are civilians. Ends

Mass Grave In DR Congo

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