The central Burmese town of Meikhtila declared a curfew for a second night on March 21 after clashes killed 10 people, including a Buddhist monk, and injured at least 20, authorities said. Riots erupted in Meikhtila, a town roughly 340 miles north of Yangon, a day earlier after an argument between a Buddhist couple and the Muslim owners of a gold shop escalated into a riot involving hundreds of people, police said. The violence is just the latest in a series of sectarian clashes, after unrest in western Rakhine state last year left more than 200 dead, according to Associated Press reports.
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