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One dead as family of five set themselves on fire in India

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Five people set themselves on fire in western India, leaving one man dead as they protested official plans to raze their home in a drive to remove illegal structures, police said. 

Police spray water on two protesters who covered themselves in kerosene in Rajkot, India on April 3, 2013. Five people set themselves on fire in western India, leaving one dead as they protested official plans to raze their home in a drive to remove illegal structures.

The five people, including three women, belonged to the same family and turned up at a city government office in the western state of Gujarat carrying kerosene-filled containers around noon on Wednesday, local police said.

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