The Red Cross says 115 bodies have been found in the Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou following several days of attacks by militants.
“We found 115 bodies and 34 have been buried,” said Antoine Mbao Bogo, the president of the aid group’s local branch, from the capital Bangui on Wednesday.
“They died in various ways: from knives, from clubs and bullet wounds.”
The figure is more than four times the toll previously reported. A top UN official had previously said only 26 civilians were killed.
By Africafrique and agencies