Gunfire heard in Ivory Coast beach town

Published: Sunday 13th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Witnesses say gunfire has been heard in a south-eastern Ivory Coast beach resort town, 25 miles east of the country’s economic centre, Abidjan.

Josiane Sekongo, 25, said shots rang out on Sunday afternoon in Grand-Bassam, a popular weekend destination for Ivorians and foreigners.

Ms Sekongo, who lives across from one of the town’s many beachfront hotels, said she ran outside when she heard gunshots and saw people running away from the beach.

She said residents were hiding in their homes as security forces responded.

Published: Sunday 13th March 2016 by The News Editor

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