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5 Decomposing Corpses Found In North Kivu, Dr Congo

At least five corpses in an advanced state of decomposition were found on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in the villages of Mahimbi, Mayele, and Bangoo.

At least five corpses in an advanced state of decomposition were found on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in the villages of Mahimbi, Mayele, and Bangoo, situated about seven kilometres from the Bulongo council in Beni territory of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to Meleki Mulala, president of the civil society in the region, all the corpses, including that of a woman, were buried on the spot where they were found.

“The dead were persons who were killed by combatants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) during recent incursions by the rebel groups around Kalembo on Nov. 4, 2021,” Mulala revealed.

“It is almost certain the casualty figures would increase after the discovery of two other corpses in the neighbouring village of Mayele, which brought the total number of corpses found so far to five,” he added. 

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