Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks

Reuters| Updated: May 17, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

Dakar: 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 UN official had previously reported 26 civilian deaths.