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Children Killed in Burma Mosque Fire

  • VOA News

Burmese police say as many as 13 people, most of them children, have died in a fire at a mosque in Rangoon.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, which police say was caused by an electrical malfunction early Tuesday.

Officials say the victims were among more than 70 people sleeping at a school inside the mosque.

Burma has been on edge in recent days after dozens of people were killed in sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims that erupted in the central city of Meikhtila earlier this month.