At least 800 people were killed in intercommunal violence in the western Ivorian town of Duekoue this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said today.
“We have information that at least 800 people were killed on March 29 (Tuesday) in Duekoue in intercommunal violence,” committee spokesperson Dorothea Krimitsas told Reuters.
Committee officials visited the area on Thursday and Friday, she said: “Our colleagues saw hundreds of bodies. We strongly suspect that was the result of intercommunal violence.”
Since Monday or so, tens of thousands of people have fled the area. This is not the first time there has been intercommunal violence in Duekoue.”