Two dead, mosques destroyed in Myanmar religious unrest
YANGON (AFP) - Two people, including a Buddhist monk, were killed and at least three mosques were destroyed after riots broke out in a town in central Myanmar, police said on Thursday.
"One injured monk and Than Myint Naing, 26, who were being treated for their injuries, died from their burns at hospital," said a post on the Myanmar Police Force's Facebook page, which was confirmed by local police in Meiktila.
Police imposed a curfew from evening to early morning to control the situation.
"People tried to burn down the mosques," one local police officer told AFP.