Missionary lynched in Congo after car kills girl
13 September 2005
ROME: An Italian missionary was hacked to death by villagers in the Congo Republic after a car accident in which a three-year-old girl was killed, Rome-based Catholic news agency Misna reported.
Angelo Redaelli was driving with eight missionary priests and nuns through a village 800km north of the capital, Brazzaville, when his off-road vehicle hit the child, who died immediately.
Angry locals, including the girls' relatives attacked the 40-year-old cleric with machetes while his passengers fled into the bush to take refuge in the house of the nearby Catholic bishop in Owando, Misna said.
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