Death toll from fighting in South Sudan capital Juba climbs to 272 people

The fighting broke out last week between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir (in photo) and former vice president Riek Machar. The leaders did not know what triggered the latest violence. Photograph:( Getty )

Reuters Juba, South Sudan Jul 10, 2016, 09.09 AM (IST)
The death toll from fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba has climbed to 272 people, including 33 civilians, a source at the country's ministry of health told Reuters today.

The fighting broke out last week between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar. Both men have said they did not know what had triggered the latest violence between their factions.

(Reuters)