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Girl killed in Myanmar mob crackdown

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YANGON - A 11-year-old girl has died from injuries sustained in a police crackdown on a Buddhist mob in Sittwe, western Myanmar, officials said on Friday. 

"I think Nyo Thein May, 11, was hit accidently by security forces when they fired warning shots to disperse people," Pol Lt Col Min Aung said by phone from Sittwe, 500 kilometres north-west of Yangon.

The girl was staying at the World Food Programme's office in Sittwe, when it was set upon by Buddhists Wednesday night who pelted the homes of several relief organisation with stones.

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