Priest’s ‘anti-evil potion’ kills 64

Health officials in the Congo say more than 60 people have died after drinking a potion given to them by their priest to ward off evil spirits.

The Roman Catholic priest fled the village of Bosobe early last week after people started falling ill, according to Health Minister Yagi Sitolo.

“It was some sort of oily substance, which was given to supposedly deliver them,” Sitolo said of the potion.

He said an investigation has now been opened into 64 deaths.

The remote village is 300 miles north-east of the capital, Kinshasa.


We appreciate your support


AFFILIATE LINKS

Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission — at no additional cost to you — for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this service free of charge.

Source

(Listed if other than Religion News Blog)
Ananova, UK
Dec. 4, 2003
www.ananova.com

More About This Subject

This post was last updated: Monday, November 30, -0001 at 12:00 AM, Central European Time (CET)