Madagascan authorities said two French aid workers were killed in the northeastern Sainte Marie region on Sunday after they sustained injuries to their head.
The names of the aid workers from Cetamada, an environmental NGO were not released but the male and female victims are said to be aged 25 and 23. France’s foreign ministry said French police arrived in Antananarivo to help local police with ongoing investigations.
In 2013, three Europeans were killed by a mob of vigilantes after they were accused of murdering a young boy. Those killed included a French man who was tortured before being burnt to death.
Authorities have not released any further details.