comscore Ivory Coast: 29 bodies found in new mass grave | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Ivory Coast: 29 bodies found in new mass grave


ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast >> A resident of a restive suburb of Ivory Coast’s commercial capital says 29 bodies have been found in a new mass grave.

Yopougon resident Brahima Bakayoko says militants loyal to arrested strongman Laurent Gbagbo swept through the neighborhood amid celebrations over Gbagbo’s April 11 arrest. He says they killed two young men and forced residents to bury them. An Associated Press reporter visited the site late Saturday and spoke to other residents whose family members were killed.

The U.N. human rights office in Geneva said Friday they were investigating reports of a mass grave in the suburb.

Yopougon had voted in large numbers for Gbagbo, whose refusal to cede power after losing a November poll plunged the country into chaos and violence.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up