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Zimbabwe fuel price protests turn deadly
World | incidents | 16:35, 15 January 2019 | 1229

AKIPRESS.COM - Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight, BBC reports.

Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo.

Burning tyres have been used to barricade roads and block bus routes.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the fuel price rise is aimed at tackling shortages caused by an increase in fuel use and "rampant" illegal trading.

Zimbabwe's government is trying to resuscitate the country's struggling economy.

Inflation is running high while wages have stagnated.

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