Two killed in mass brawl at Moscow cemetery

AFP , Saturday 14 May 2016

At least two people were killed Saturday after a mass brawl involving hundreds of men broke out at a Moscow cemetery, police said.

"Out of the 10 wounded people, two have died," police spokeswoman Sofya Khotina told Interfax news agency. "Fifty people who took part were arrested."

Reports said the fight at the Khovanskoye cemetery involved 200 immigrants from former Soviet Central Asia and residents from Russia's volatile North Caucasus.

The interior ministry said the fight involved firearms and appeared to have been sparked by a dispute over who had the right to work on the cemetery, a massive 200-hectare (500-acre) site on Moscow's southwestern rim.

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