June 20, 2017 / 8:25 PM / a year ago

At least 42 dead in Central African Republic clashes: mayor

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 42 people were killed on Tuesday in the Central African Republic town of Bria in fighting between rival armed factions, according to the town’s mayor, a day after a peace deal was signed to end years of bloodshed.

“I can say there are around 50 dead. There are 42 bodies that were taken to the hospital. There are also bodies in the neighborhoods that have not been picked up yet,” Maurice Belikoussou told Reuters.

Reporting by Crispin Dembassa-Kette; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Gareth Jones

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