- AHMEDABAD (Reuters) - The
death toll from India's worst religious clashes in a decade has risen to
704 with the recovery of more bodies from burnt houses Gujarat, officials
said on Saturday.
- "The toll has gone up to 704 with recovery of more
bodies from different parts of the state but we don't expect it to climb
further," a police official at the state control room told Reuters.
- The figure included 58 people who were burnt alive when
a train they were travelling on was set on fire by a Muslim mob in Gujarat's
Godhra town on February 27, triggering mass killings in Ahmedabad.
- The train passengers were returning from Ayodhya in Uttar
Pradesh where thousands of Hindus had gathered to build a temple on a site
sacred to Muslims and Hindus.
- Officials said the situation in most parts of Gujarat
was peaceful during the past 24 hours as many sensitive areas still remained
under night curfew.
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