Death toll rises after riots in India's Muzaffarnagar.

  • 10 September 2013
  • From the section India
Members of the Indian Army during a curfew in Muzaffarnagar on September 10, 2013.
Image caption Hundreds of soldiers have been sent to the area to restore calm

At least 38 people have been killed in clashes which erupted between Hindus and Muslims in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.

A curfew has been extended for a third day in riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar district. Clashes began on Saturday.

Hundreds of people have been arrested. Officials say security is improving.

Thousands of people fled their homes in the violence which was sparked by the killing of three men who had objected to the harassment of a young woman.

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