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Monday, 20 March, 2000, 01:18 GMT
Picture gallery: Relatives mourn
Villagers in Uganda are left in shock after hundreds of people - believed to be members of a cult - were found burnt to death in a church.

Villagers
Relatives and friends make their way to the site
Identifying the dead
Many began gruesome task of identifying the dead
Boy crying
Many wailed when confronted by the remains
A woman gazes on the scene of horror
Rosemary was used to hide the smell
Crucifix in cult compound
Little is left of the community besides religious icons
Community school
Children who attended this school are among the dead
Burned out church
There is no real hope of identification
Cult community
How many died in the remote area may never be known

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