Burkina Faso confirms two civilians died in coup

Africa

Burkina Faso’s transitional president, Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba, has called for an investigation to assess the damage during the January 24 military coup.

According to a statement by the presidency, two civilians were killed and a dozen others were injured by stray bullets during the military takeover.

Damida ordered that the families of the victims be taken care of, reassuring them all measures would be taken to support them.

A girl who was among those injured is still waiting for a bullet to be removed from her lung, reported Radio Omega.

Damiba, who was sworn in on February 16 as interim president, has vowed to do everything possible to guarantee justice for all the people of Burkina Faso.

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