Drunk Soldier In DR Congo Opens Fire On Passersby, Kills 13


At least 13 people; including a two-year-old girl and 7 women have been killed by a drunken soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s as he opened fire on passers-by.

According to sources, the incident happened late Thursday at Sange, in the territory of Uvira in South Kivu province.

A prosecutor in Uvira noted that the person responsible is a drunken member of the FARDC (DR Congo armed forces) who opened fire on at least 20 civilians who crossed his path.

Captain Dieudonne Kasereka, an army spokesman, said the soldier was “in a state of drunkenness and shot 13 people who died, and wounded nine others”.

The gunman was still armed and on the run, Kasereka added.

“An army delegation and a UN team are in the area to calm the population, which is demonstrating against the army,” he said.

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