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8 Ebola Workers Killed by Panicked Mob in Guinea

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Eight members of a delegation on a mission to raise awareness in a remote village in Guinea about the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa were killed this week by an angry mob who thought they came to spread the disease, a government spokesperson said Thursday.

The delegation of government officials, health workers, journalists and a pastor left for the remote village on Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Several officials who escaped said an angry crowd in the village began hurling rocks at them.

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