Monday, November 21, 2011

13 eunuchs killed in fire in India

Full Story: Yahoo News 21 Nov

A eunuch laments death of friends (AP)
A fire that broke into a  makeshift 100 feet long tent at a gathering of thousands of eunuchs in the Indian capital on Sunday, killed 13 of them, leaving at least 33 injured. The tragedy struck during a gathering of about 5,000 eunuchs for a prayer ceremony and feast held once every five years.

It may be added that India's estimated 700,000 eunuchs traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings, or blessing newborn babies, and frequently are subjected to discrimination, reports Yahoo News.

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