Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Deadly Blaze kill 13 Children in Burmese Muslim school in Rangoon

The partly burnt school building

A fire at a Muslim school, part of mosque, in the Burmese city of Rangoon has killed 13 children, officials say.

The school sheltering some 75 orphans comes amid an upsurge in violence between Buddhists and Muslims.

Police officers said the fire was caused by an electrical fault and not due to any criminal activity. Most of the children escaped unharmed.

It may be added that at least 40 people have been killed since 20 March and curfews have been imposed in some areas.

The violence follows more widespread clashes last year in Rakhine state between the Buddhist community and Muslim Rohingyas - a stateless minority group not recognized by the Burmese government.

Read more about it at: BBC Asia
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