S. Sudan: Patients shot dead in hospital beds

JUBA, South Sudan - The aid group Doctors Without Borders says the extreme violence and lack of respect for health care workers in South Sudan has made its work there almost impossible.
 
The group said in a statement issued Wednesday that its team members discovered at least 14 dead bodies in a hospital in Malakal over the weekend. It said several of the dead had been shot while lying in their beds. Rebels have been fighting government forces for control of the city, the capital of an oil-producing state.
 
Group leader Raphael Gorgeu said Doctors Without Borders' facilities in the towns of Leer and Bentiu have been looted and completely destroyed.
 
She said Doctors Without Borders does not want to leave South Sudan but must look at the safety situation of its workers.

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