Madagascar mob lynches two Europeans on tourist island
ANTANANARIVO (AFP) - A mob in Madagascar on Thursday killed two Europeans suspected of mutilating and murdering a young boy at the country's main tourist resort, security forces said.
Residents on Nosy Be island went on the rampage after the missing eight-year-old was found dead with his genitals and tongue cut off, according to assistant gendarmerie commander Guy Bobin Randriamaro.
"The rioters launched a manhunt and killed the Europeans," Randriamaro told AFP from the capital Antananarivo.
Local police commissioner Honoya Tilahizandry said the pair "were killed and burnt on Ambatoloaka beach", a popular palm-fringed strand of white sand.