Sunday, December 5, 2010

Haitian mobs fearing a cholera epidemic have killed people whom they had accused of trying to spread the disease through witchcraft, police say

Six people were hacked or stoned to death in the town of Chambellan and five others in Marfranc and Dame Marie, officials said. At least three people were killed by mobs in the city of Jeremie, while several others were killed under similar circumstances in surrounding villages. About half of Haiti's population is believed to practice the voodoo religion in some form, although many are thought to also follow other religious beliefs at the same time.

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