The UN has said that more than 100 bodies had been found in Ivory Coast in the past 24 hours, some of them burned alive.
About 60 were killed in one incident and about 40 in another that appeared to have been carried out by Liberian mercenaries, says Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
He added that all the incidents “appear at least partly ethnically motivated”.
Mr Colville said there were other reports of “smaller-scale killings in other places that have yet to be investigated”.
He said some of the victims were burned alive while others were thrown down a well.