Ivory Coast: Unrest following presidential election wreaks havoc and leave "dozens dead"

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Damaged houses and debris could be seen in Toumodi, south-central Ivory Coast, on Monday, after clashes broke out between rival political supporters following Saturday's presidential election.

Several people have died in the clashes since Election Day, according to local officials and reports. Opposition leaders say that at least a dozen died since Saturday.

In Toumodi, the market and several houses and shops were torched, and 18 people were injured, according to local reports. A curfew has been put in place in the area.

UN refugee agency has said thousands fearing more violence have fled Ivory Coast to neighbouring countries.

President Alassane Ouattara, in power for ten years, has won a third term in office taking 94% of the vote. The opposition boycotted the election, dismissing it as an unconstitutional.

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Cote d'Ivoire
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ivory coast, cote d'ivoire, unrest, protest, havoc, elections