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Ivory Coast: 'It was like a nightmare'

7 April 2011 Last updated at 02:01 BST

As the two sides continue to battle for the presidency, concern is growing over the humanitarian situation in Ivory Coast.

Laurent, who lives in an area of Abidjan controlled by pro-Gbagbo forces told the BBC about the "nightmare" he is experiencing, where "yesterday three people were burned alive not far from me".