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Nepal riot toll 13

Source: PTI
September 19, 2007 14:08 IST
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The death toll during the three days riots that broke following the killing of an anti-Maoist group leader in Nepal rose to 13 on Wednesday after seven more bodies were recovered in the district, police said.

Curfew was relaxed for four hours on Wednesday after the administration had passed shoot at sight orders in the area for the past three days to control the situation, in southern Nepal town of Kapilvastu near Lord Buddha's birth place.

Property worth millions of rupees was also damaged in the riots that followed the killing of Mohit Khan, a former leader of an anti-Maoist group by an unidentified group, that sparked clash between the Maoists and anti-Maoist groups since Sunday morning.

According to the police, over 100 vehicles were either vandalised or torched and over 300 houses in various places were set ablaze by violent groups.

In Chandrauta Bazaar itself, 85 vehicles were torched

Currently, the situation has calmed downed in the area.

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