Myanmar violence – almost 100 killed, thousands escape over the border to Bangladesh

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are escaping the violence in Myanmar by crossing the border to Bangladesh as security forces open fire in northwestern Rakhine state, according to the government.

The death toll from the violence that began on Friday has climbed to 98.

The clashes, the worst since at least October, have prompted the government to evacuate staff and thousands of non-Muslim villagers from the area.

Reporters from Reuters news agency say hundreds of Rohingya are crossing into Bangla…
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