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Massive village brawl ends up in arson in Russia’s south

Hundreds of villagers set fire to a local man’s home in the Russian republic of Dagestan, following a dispute over the rights to a poultry farm owned by the man’s father.

The lease was recently extended, but villagers claim its terms stipulate that they should have been consulted first.

On Friday, hundreds of local residents got into a massive brawl at the farm. Guns and knives are said to have been used. One person was killed, reportedly by a security guard, and part of the premises was set on fire.

Police are working to bring the situation in the village under control.