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South African violence claims baby among its latest victims

A man carries the body of a five-month-old girl killed with her family of four in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, when about 200 Zulus living in a single-men's hostel and armed with automatic weapons launched an attack. At least 35 people died in the street battles between hostel-dwellers and residents on Saturday night and yesterday morning. In the same area, in Tokoza township and Phola Park squatter camp, at least 14 people died yesterday after residents attacked a Zulu hostel, and fighting raged between residents, hostel-dwellers and the police. Two of the dead were policemen.

Photograph: Patrick de Noirmont/Reuter

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