Death toll tops 100 in Myanmar ethnic strife
SITTWE, Myanmar—A government spokesman in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine says the death toll in recent communal violence is now more than 100.
Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said Friday that 112 people had been killed in clashes that began Sunday between members of the Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya communities. He said 72 people were reported injured, including 10 children
The government announced earlier that almost 2,000 homes had been burned down in the conflict.
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