December 14, 2017
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3 injured, 8 detained in violence in western Myanmar

Three people were injured and eight others detained in violent riots that occurred after a drowned person was found in Sittway in west Myanmar's Rakhine state Friday, official media reported Saturday.

The local police dispersed a crowd of about 500 Bengalis on Friday when the authorities were making investigation into a body found at the mouth of a creek in Hmansi village, Sittway on the day.

The crowd, after being dispersed, set fire on a police outpost and four temporary tents, reported the New Light of Myanmar.

The body was supposed to be one of seven missing after a fishing boat capsized in the mouth of the sea last weekend.

The local authorities, along with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees are controlling the scene, the report added.

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