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India family members burnt alive
Police in southern India say 13 people belonging to a family have been burnt alive after a clash between two rival family groups.

The clash on Saturday between two factions of the family in Mehbubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh state was triggered by old enmity, police said.

Five women and four children were among the dead.

Andhra Pradesh interior minister K Jana Reddy has said a special team would investigate the incident.

Mehbubnagar police chief K Srinivas Reddy said the incident took place in the remote Polkampally village, about 200 km (125 miles) south of the state capital, Hyderabad.

Some of the family members were locked into a house which was set on fire after the clash between the two groups, reports said.

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