: Reuters: Three killed as ethnic rivalries fuel brawl at Moscow cemetery

11:55 May. 15, 2016

Reuters: Three killed as ethnic rivalries fuel brawl at Moscow cemetery

Police investigators work on the site of a brawl at the Khovanskoye cemetery in Moscow, Russia, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo)

More than 90 people detained after riot police breaks up the brawl

Three people were killed and two dozen were wounded on Saturday in a mass brawl at Moscow's largest cemetery that witnesses said was sparked by rivalry between ethnic groups battling for control of the burial service business.

About 200 people, some armed with guns and other weapons, took part in the clashes at the vast Khovanskoye cemetery in southwest Moscow and more than 90 people were detained after riot police broke up the brawl, police and witnesses said.

Moscow's city health department said three people were killed and 23 were hospitalised, four of whom were seriously injured.

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