1 million flee

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The Independent Online
KIGALI (Reuter) - Up to a million people had fled northern Rwanda to escape fresh fighting between rebels and government forces, relief workers said yesterday.

Relief sources said government forces had set up roadblocks to prevent waves of destitute refugees from flooding into the capital, Kigali, but about 200,000 people were scattered in the hills 15km (9.5 miles) north of the city.