Team of health workers and journalists helping fight Ebola found dead in Guinea
Nine Guineans, including three reporters, went missing after being attacked in village.
Their bodies were found Thursday, government spokesperson says.
BY Deborah Hastings
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:26 PM
A team of medical workers and journalists trying to raise awareness about the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been found dead in Guinea, authorities said Thursday.
The group had disappeared after being attacked in a remote village near the city of Nzerekore.
Villagers had pelted the nine Guineans with stones as they visited. The government said eight bodies were recovered. Among the dead were three radio journalists. Their identities have not been revealed.
The team was believed to have been held captive before the death of its members. Health workers in other areas have been attacked by villagers who mistakenly believed the visitors were actually spreading the fatal virus.
The current Ebola outbreak was first identified in the country in March. More than 2,600 people have died in surrounding countries, including Sierra Leone and Liberia.