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  More killed in Indian violence
Updated 01 March 2002, 18.22
Policeman walks through rubble from rioters
At least 30 more Muslims have been killed in the violence between Hindus and Muslims across the Indian state of Gujarat.

The people killed lived in a village near Godhra. Reports say a gang of about 3,000, thought to be Hindus, attacked Muslims in their homes.

The violence has now left about 250 people dead since the it started on Wednesday.

Hundreds of soldiers are now on patrol to try and stop the rioting.

Divisions

Map showing the main areas of violence

The soldiers have been sent to the main problem area, Ahmedabad. Earlier on Friday, they shot dead five rioters there.

The fighting started when a train full of Hindu protesters was set on fire by a mob of Muslims on Wednesday.

Curfews are in place across 26 cities in Gujarat state.

Mosque dispute

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

And now officials are worried this recent violence could spread across the country once more.

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