Race riot claims three

KAMPALA - A mob stoned an Asian man to death in Uganda yesterday and two other people were killed when a protest at plans to axe parts of a rain forest reserve to grow sugar-cane turned violent.

KAMPALA - A mob stoned an Asian man to death in Uganda yesterday and two other people were killed when a protest at plans to axe parts of a rain forest reserve to grow sugar-cane turned violent.

Police fired teargas and live rounds after demonstrators, angry at moves to expand Indian-owned sugar plantations, began attacking Asian businesses and a temple.

"Three people have been confirmed dead," said police. - Reuters

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