On Wednesday, local activists said that more than 100 people have been killed in clashes between rival ethnic groups in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in these seven days.
Jules Bango, an activist in the town of Yumbi said, there was a worst fight in the Mai-Ndombe province in Congo that has been most peaceful area in previous years. On Sunday there was a huge fight between the Batende and Banunu ethnic groups where there was the burial of the Banunu chief at the Congo River.
He added, 71 got injured in the hospital and almost 120 dead. Most of the people had fled across the river into neighboring Congo Republic.
Another local activist said the death toll in Congo could rise as high as 150. He said the upcoming elections, have caused disturbance between two groups, in which Batende leaders are supporting the ruling coalition and Banunu leaders are backing opposition candidates.
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