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Fire kills seven member of a Family

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU—In the eastern Ugandan district of Bukedea, seven people of the same family were killed by the fire on Tuesday.

The incident took place after a jerrycan containing petrol caught fire at Amutoro village in Bukedea trading centre.

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The police said the devastated fire occurred when the woman, carried the charcoal stove inside the house. It also came to know that the family has been involving in illegal business of selling petrol.

The dead bodies were taken to postmortem before handing them to their relatives.



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32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say

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JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.

Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.

Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.

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“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.

Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.

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