Sunday, June 22, 2008

Xenophobic attacks death toll rises to 62

By Ilhaam Hoosain
22 June 2008


The death toll due to xenophobic attack in South Africa has risen to 62 with the earlier toll being 56.

The death toll rose when six people who were injured in the attacks died in hospital. National police spokesperson Sally de Beer says a total of 670 people have been injured.

The xenophobic violence appears to have dropped in the last few days. The attacks began in Gauteng in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, and then spread to other provinces.

Also according to the SABC, reports from Brits in the North West say foreigners, mainly Zimbabweans and Pakistanis, have been returning to their homes in local townships after fleeing the violence earlier this month.

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