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Six Muslims die in India house fire

ANDHRA PRADESH, India, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Indian authorities say six members of a Muslim family burned to death Sunday in a fire at their home in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

Police are trying to determine whether the fire was set on purpose or by accident, CNN reported. The area was the scene of earlier clashes between Hindus and Muslims, officials said.

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District Collector Ahmed Nadeem told the Press Trust of India that the truth would be known only after a complete investigation.

"Police are probing if this is the handiwork of miscreants," he told the news service.

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