Buddhist mobs kill 1, torch 70 homes in Myanmar

By Aye Aye Win

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2013 7:19 a.m. MDT

In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, Muslim girl, who become displaced following the 2012 sectarian violence, carries a child at Nga Chaung Refugee Camp in Pauktaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar.

Gemunu Amarasinghe, Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar — Police say hundreds of Buddhist rioters have gone on a rampage in western Myanmar, killing a 94-year-old Muslim woman and setting more than 70 homes ablaze.

Police officer Kyaw Naing says the clashes broke out in Thabyachaing village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the coastal town of Thandwe, on Tuesday afternoon.

He says the 94-year-old woman died of stab wounds and between 70 and 80 houses were set on fire.

Muslim residents said others were injured in the riot, but could not provide details.

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