- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE (AP) - Red Cross officials and police say a mob angered by false rumors that health workers were spreading cholera killed a Red Cross volunteer, two health workers and a policeman in northern Mozambique.

Five other Red Cross workers were seriously hurt.

A police statement Tuesday said 29 people had been detained for questioning in the weekend violence.

The volunteers were treating cholera victims and helping with prevention and education work in the area, which has been hit by the waterborne disease.

In a statement, the Red Cross called on politicians, development groups, teachers and others to help prevent the spread of rumors by educating Mozambicans about how cholera is spread and can be prevented.



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