27 Apr 2020

Thirteen rangers killed in attack on DR Congo national park famous for its mountain gorillas

Funerals have been held for 13 rangers who were killed in an attack in Africa’s oldest national park, which is famous for its population of mountain gorillas.

The Rangers came to the aid of civilians who were being attacked by local militia at Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The park was closed to visitors in March after experts said the gorillas might be vulnerable to catching Covid-19.