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Myanmar ethnic violence - 56 dead

2012-10-25 18:44

Yangon - A government official says 56 people have been killed and almost 2 000 homes burned down in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar.

Rakhine state spokesperson Win Myaing said on Thursday that the 25 men and 31 women were reported dead as of 19:00 local time in four townships in violence that re-erupted on Sunday.

He said around 1 900 homes had been burned down in fresh conflict between the Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya communities.

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  • richard.bosmano - 2012-10-26 10:29

    Wow , only muslims could drive buddists to violence

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