6 Apr 2013

Fatal clash between detainees

7:00 am on 6 April 2013

Eight men have died at a detention centre in Indonesia after fighting between Buddhist and Muslim detainees from Myanmar.

The BBC reports the dead were Buddhists. Twenty one Muslims were also injured.

The centre, in Medan city in north Sumatra, holds Rohingya asylum-seekers as well as illegal fishermen from Myanmar.

Police said they were questioning 30 people.