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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January 3, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis