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  Children die in violent clashes in India
Updated 28 February 2002, 17.27
Fires have caused a number of deaths in India
The army have taken to the streets in India after almost 40 people were killed in violent clashes in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

A mob of 2,000 Hindus set fire to a Muslim neighbourhood, burning to death more than 40 people, including 12 children.

Train blaze

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The mob made things worse by putting things in the way of the fire engines called to put the blaze out in the largest city in Gujarat, Ahmedabad.

The Hindus may have been trying to get revenge for a train fire on Wednesday, where Muslims were blamed for the deaths of 58 Hindu people, including 14 children.

Fighting over a mosque

Hindus and Muslims are fighting over a mosque which was torn down by Hindus in 1992, sparking riots which killed more than 2,000 people in India.

The Hindus believe that one of the most important gods in their religion was born on this site, which is why they want to build a temple there, even though the government has said they can't.

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