Friday, December 3, 2010
Sad:-( 12 Killed in Witch hunts over Cholera in Haiti
As cholera continues to spread in Haiti, panic has sparked witch hunts in rural Haiti where 12 people accused of practicing black magic have been killed. Locals in the remote southwestern Grand Anse region of Haiti killed 12 Vodou practitioners after accusing them of making a magic powder to spread cholera. National police report that machete-wielding mobs killed the people accused of witchcraft and then burned their bodies. According to MSNBC, Vodou, a popular faith in Haiti, combines elements of African religion with Roman Catholic Christianity. Vodou includes good and evil magic. The first case of cholera in Haiti appeared six weeks ago. Almost 2,000 people have died from the disease, and more than 84,000 have been infected.