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April 21, 1985

A crowd of blacks set fire to a mixed-race woman and then torched her home in South Africa's black township of Bontrug, near Kirkwood, killing her and her 3-year-old son and badly burning her two other young children, police said. Arsonists elsewhere in eastern Cape province poured gasoline on a garbage truck and tried to set it afire but were stopped by soldiers, police in Pretoria said. More than 300 blacks have died in the riot-torn black and mixed-race townships of the eastern Cape in the last nine months.

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