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Myanmar unrest spreads: officials

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YANGON - Dozens of houses and a mosque have been torched as communal violence spread in Myanmar, officials said Sunday, adding scores of people have been arrested. 

Vijay Nambiar, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moons special adviser on Myanmar, looks at debris of the buildings destroyed during the ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Meiktila, about 550 kilometres north of Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. (AP Photo)

"Altogether 43 houses and a mosque have been burned last night (Saturday) ... most of the houses belong to Muslims," a ward official in Yamethin town said.

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