URGENT ¥¥¥ 78 bodies found in Central African capital: Red Cross

The Red Cross in the Central African Republic announced Friday that it had "found 78 bodies" in the streets of the capital Bangui since it was seized last weekend by the rebel Seleka coalition.

"Since Saturday til today, our volunteers have found 78 bodies that were taken to the morgues.... We ask the population to come to these sanitary institutions to identify the bodies with a view to taking them away for burial," Red Cross official Albert Yomba Eyamo told AFP.