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2 election workers killed after polls in Congo

The deaths provoked a riot in which 43 polling stations were destroyed.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2006 18:13 IST

A soldier shot dead two election workers in eastern Congo early on Monday after historic elections had ended, provoking a riot in which 43 polling stations were destroyed, the United Nations said.

Leocadio Salmeron, UN spokesman in Bunia, the capital of war-scarred Ituri district, said the Congolese army sergeant appeared to be drunk.

He was arrested but angry people burned the polling stations, ballots and result sheets in Fataki, north of Bunia.