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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Drunk soldier shoots and kills at least 12 civilians, injures nine others02:13

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Drunk soldier shoots and kills at least 12 civilians, injures nine others

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Sange
August 2, 2020 at 17:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

A drunken soldier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo armed forces has killed at least 12 people and injured nine others on Thursday night in Sange, in the territory of Uvira in South Kivu province.

Footage from Friday shows bodies wrapped in funeral shrouds and people gathering as protests erupted against the army, while residents blocking traffic on Highway 5 which runs through the area.

"Since yesterday at 8pm there has been a lost soldier who was in a state of drunkenness, he dared to shoot at the peaceful population. He shot 3 women and a child but while running he continued to shoot people," said one local

"We ask that justice be done and the soldier who committed this killing be tried publicly so that the population of Sange is appeased," said another.

According to reports, the soldier was drunk and fired on at least 20 civilians, and remains on the run.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Drunk soldier shoots and kills at least 12 civilians, injures nine others02:13
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A drunken soldier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo armed forces has killed at least 12 people and injured nine others on Thursday night in Sange, in the territory of Uvira in South Kivu province.

Footage from Friday shows bodies wrapped in funeral shrouds and people gathering as protests erupted against the army, while residents blocking traffic on Highway 5 which runs through the area.

"Since yesterday at 8pm there has been a lost soldier who was in a state of drunkenness, he dared to shoot at the peaceful population. He shot 3 women and a child but while running he continued to shoot people," said one local

"We ask that justice be done and the soldier who committed this killing be tried publicly so that the population of Sange is appeased," said another.

According to reports, the soldier was drunk and fired on at least 20 civilians, and remains on the run.

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