2 die in Sierra-Leone Ebola riot

2 die in Sierra-Leone Ebola riot

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:29 pm

Two persons have died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked when health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman.

According to the AFP, a machete-wielding mob clashed with security personnel in the eastern city of Koidu and then went on a rampage on Tuesday, after preventing a medical team from taking the blood from the 90-year-old mother of a youth leader, doctors from the local hospital said.

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