Ivory Coast death toll hits 247

Reuters, Friday 14 Jan 2011

At least 247 people have been killed in violence in Ivory Coast since its disputed presidential election, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

The new death toll is up from 210 a week ago, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva.

Another 49 people are unaccounted for, including 20 reported as having disappeared in the past week, he said.

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