Chinese villagers burn workers to death

2014-10-16 15:57

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Beijing - Villagers engaged in a dispute with a property developer detained several construction workers and burned four of them to death, local authorities said on Thursday. 

A statement issued by the municipal government of Kunming said eight people, including two villagers, died in the violence in the southwestern province of Yunnan, confirming earlier reports circulating on the internet along with photos of bound detainees and charred bodies.

In the village of Fuyou - at the heart of the dispute - residents have complained about lack of compensation for land seized for a warehouse and logistics centre. 

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