Opposition, rights group demand investigation into Congo mass burial

April 6, 2015 2:46 PM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - A rights group and an opposition lawmaker called on Monday on the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the late night burial of at least 421 bodies last month.

The government said on Friday that local authorities had buried between the corpses overnight on March 19 in the rural commune of Maluku, saying they were dead fetuses and still-born babies as well as unclaimed corpses.

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