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One killed in unrest at India flood relief centre

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Patna, India (AFP) Aug 12, 2007
A man died and 12 others were injured Sunday when police beat back a crowd of hungry flood victims at a relief centre in the Indian state of Bihar, officials said.

Police used batons to beat back some of the 2,000 flood victims who had gathered at the state-run centre in Saharsa district, said local administrator Niranjan Kumar Choudhry.

"They became angry when they were told that there was no more relief material left and police had to be called in to restore order when they began ransacking the place," Choudhry said.

The administrator said one of the protesters died of injuries sustained in the police action.

"Twelve others were injured and have been admitted in a hospital," he said by telephone from Saharsa, adding one victim was in critical condition.

A woman was among the injured, officials also said.

Nineteen of impoverished Bihar's 38 districts have been hit by the worst flooding in 30 years, which has displaced 15 million people and left relief efforts struggling to catch up.

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