Forty-five killed in ethnic violence in western DRC: governor

2018-12-19 18:42
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At least 45 people have died in ethnic violence since on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's west, sparking a massive exodus of refugees to neighbouring Congo, the governor of the region said on Tuesday.

"The violence started on the night of 15-16 December ... the provisional toll is 45 dead and more than 60 injured," Gentiny Ngobila, the governor of Mai-Ndombe province told AFP.

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