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Two killed in pro-tribal agitation

india Updated: May 26, 2011 23:33 IST

Two persons were killed after a factory was set on fire by angry locals at Balli village in Goa during a tribals agitation for long-pending demands, including reservation in government jobs, the police said on Thursday.

The bodies of the youths were recovered late on Wednesday from the factory, they said.

Superintendent of police Tony Fernandes said the tribal-duo was hiding in the factory when it was set ablaze.

“Fire and emergency services had doused the fire but they did not know about the people inside,” he said.

Around 10,000 tribals had blocked National Highway-17 and train traffic on Wednesday pressing for their various demands, including implementation of Tribals Act and reservation in government schemes.

The agitation had turned violent when the police resorted to mild cane charge on the crowd. pti