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Britons found dead in Harare well
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The men were found in a well in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare
A murder investigation is under way in Zimbabwe after the bodies of two British men were found in a well.

The pair, who are thought to be from the south of England, were found dead in Harare on 3 November.

Police told Harare's Herald newspaper one of the man had a building block tied to his neck and the other had a rope fastened around his neck.

The Foreign Office said it had spoken to the men's families but that they had not asked for any consular assistance.

The Herald said the bodies had been identified by three people, thought to be relatives, who made inquiries with the police after a story about the deaths in the newspaper last week.

Police told the newspaper it was thought the men were killed at the Harare flat they shared and their bodies thrown down the well.

Police Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena told the paper investigations were continuing.


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