January 3, 2010

Seven people killed in Suriname border violence

December 28, 2009
At least seven foreign migrants are dead and hundreds more homeless after rioting and attacks against migrant workers in Suriname, a republic on the northeast coast of South America, left a town in ashes, a Brazilian priest aiding victims said on Sunday.

The Reverend Jose Vergilio said the riots in the town of Albina, which began late on Thursday after a Brazilian allegedly stabbed a local man to death, have made the area uninhabitable for an estimated 300 people who fled.

Police have only confirmed one death without providing details. Vergilio's account suggested a higher toll, although the nationality of the dead migrants was unclear.

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