Buddhist mobs hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and torched more than 100 homes in central Myanmar, killing one person and injuring at least nine more in the latest anti-Muslim violence to shake the country.
People cast shadows as they collect bricks and useful items from burnt Muslim homes in Meikhtila. (Reuters photo)
Terrified Muslim families who fled the assaults around Okkan, about 110 kilometres north of Yangon, could be seen late Tuesday hiding in forests along roads and crouching in paddy fields afterward. Some, in a state of shock, wept as their houses burned in the night and young men with buckets tried to douse the flames.
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