Saturday, January 23, 2010

More victims of deadly religious clashes in central Nigeria have been found, with scores of bodies stuffed in wells and sewage pits

Up to 150 bodies have been found in Kuru Karama village, 18 miles from the city of Jos, where the violence erupted. Elders hid in holes for seven hours to escape the violence. An exact death toll is not known but overall up to 300 are thought to have died in the Muslim-Christian clashes. Several thousand people fled their homes. Many of the bodies found in Kuru Karama had massive burns, other victims were hacked to death or shot. There are still more bodies scattered in the bush beyond the village but the areas are not safe for volunteer workers to enter.


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