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The Associated Press: Witchcraft rumor sparks riot at Congo soccer game

16 Sep

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Accusations that a soccer player was using witchcraft during a match in eastern Congo sparked a riot that killed 13 people, a U.N.-funded radio station reported Monday.

Most of the victims were between the ages of 11 and 16, Radio Okapi said. They were suffocated as panicked crowds ran for the exits during the mayhem Sunday in Butembo in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province.

The Associated Press: Witchcraft rumor sparks riot at Congo soccer game.

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Posted by on September 16, 2008 in Religion and Spirituality

 

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