Friday, October 11, 2013

More reporting from the Rakhine State a day later

Myanmar: Buddhists Kill Woman, 94
Published: October 1, 2013

Buddhist mobs killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and burned more than 70 homes on Tuesday as sectarian violence again gripped Rakhine State, despite a visit by the president aimed at resolving the tensions, officials and residents said. More than 700 rioters, some swinging swords, took to the streets in Thabyuchaing, the police said. An elderly Muslim woman was stabbed to death, a police officer said, and 70 to 80 homes were set on fire. President Thein Sein arrived in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, on Tuesday, his first visit to the region since sectarian violence broke out more than a year ago. Since then, more than 240 people have been killed and more than 140,000 have fled their homes.

--from the New York Times Asia Pacific Section

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