BUNIA: Seventy-eight properties have been burned down in far flung northeast Democratic Republic Congo in a feud between two villages over accusations of mass poisoning, a neighborhood chief stated Monday.
Males from the village of Umoyo final Tuesday ransacked the village of Jupanduru and torched 78 properties, stated Jean-Pierre Ukethmwu, a neighborhood leader.
“The placement right here in Jupanduru is dramatic. The village’s two colleges are scared of opening and the inhabitants has fled,” he informed AFP.
The 2 villages lie within the district of Mahagi, about 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of the Bunia, a town mendacity on DR Congo’s bothered jap border with Uganda. Ukethmwu stated villagers in Umoyo suspected other folks in Jupanduru of getting poisoned meals that used to be served for a wake. Two other folks reportedly died and 32 wanted hospitalisation.