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Over 60 dead in renewed Myanmar violence

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Yangon: At least 30 women were among around 60 people killed in renewed sectarian violence in Myanmar over the past three days, authorities said Thursday.

Some 2,000 homes and eight religious buildings were destroyed in arson fire in Myaebon, Mrauk U, Kyauk Phyu and Minbya townships of Rakhine state.

Authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Minbya and Mrauk U towns since Monday night, as riots escalated there, Xinhua reported.

The government has vowed to punish those fanning the violence between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists.

The Rakhine state has been on high alert following similar violence during May-June, when some 50 people died, and over 2,000 houses and religious buildings were burnt down.

IANS

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