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More than 100 bodies in Ivory Coast: UN

Last Updated: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 15:51

Geneva: The UN says more than 100 bodies have been found in Ivory Coast in the past 24 hours, some of them burned alive.

About 60 were killed in one incident and about 40 people in another that appears to have been carried out by Liberian mercenaries, says Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said "all the incidents appear at least partly ethnically motivated”.

He said there were still other reports of "smaller-scale killings in other places that have yet to be investigated”.
Colville said some of the victims were burned alive while others were thrown down a well.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 15:51
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