Saturday, December 29, 2007

Six Burn To Death In Pakistan Riots

Well that should bring her back.

Graphics from file, and no riot story would be complete without a piccy of Rage Boy.

Workers burn to death as riot toll hits 32
SIX people were burnt to death when a mob enraged by the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto torched a factory in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, police said.

It was not immediately known if the victims had already been counted in the 32 deaths reported earlier by officials, as the country reeled from a spate of arson attacks, shootings and other violence since Bhutto was slain on Thursday.

"The mob stormed into a leather factory in the Korangi area of Karachi. They set it on fire and six labourers were burnt to death," police official Latif Siddiqi said.

The workers had stayed in the factory overnight because there was no transport to get them home, after opposition leaders called for a national strike to protest Bhutto's killing, keeping taxis and buses off the roads.

Siddiqi said rioters also burnt down a BMW car showroom and ransacked a medicine factory and a private hospital in the same area of the city, Pakistan's largest and the economic hub of the country.source

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