Holidaymakers warned against travel to parts of Madagascar

Holidaymakers warned against travel to Madagascar after men set alight

Tourists have been warned against travelling to parts of Madagascar after two Europeans were killed by locals who suspected them of trafficking human organs.

The Foreign Office (FCO) is advising "against all but essential travel to the island of Nosy Be following reports of rioting and the murder of two Europeans.

"British nationals currently living in Nosy Be should stay indoors and follow local security advice."

On its websites, the FCO added that it does "not advise against the use of Nosy Be airport as a transit stop providing you do not leave the airport grounds."

Holidaymakers have also been warned against all but essential travel to Andohahela National Park and against all travel on road RN13 between Ambovombe and Ihosy."

The two European men - a French man and an Italian - along with a Malagasy man were hunted down by locals and set on fire on Nosy Be.

According to Sky News, Madagascar police chief Desire Johnson Rakotondratsima said: "They (the crowd) suspected them of organ trafficking.

"It appears that one of the foreigners admitted it in front of the local residents after they found the dead body of a child."

The New York Times reports that French authorities have advised tourists and the 25,000 French citizens who reside there to exercise caution in Madagascar.

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