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Jakarta Post

Four killed following cockfight flare-up

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 27 2010   /  12:35 pm

Four people were killed in protracted clashes following a dispute at a cockfight in the village of Wirabinangun in Lampung province.Two of the victims, Suliyanto and Hasan, died in the cockfight arena. The former was a resident of Wirabinangun in Lampung’s Mesuji regency, and the latter was from Rejobinangun village in South Sumatra’s Ogan Komering Ilir regency.The two other victims were killed in clashes that sprung up between two rival villages.Tulangbawang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dwi Irianto said police were investigating the incident and had moved Wirabinangun villagers, notably women and children, to a neighboring village.“We have deployed hundreds of officers to Wirabinangun to prevent further clashes,” he said Friday, adding that police had questioned a number of witnesses, including those involved in the fight.Dwi said based on witness statements, the clashes were tri...