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Water dispute turns violent in India's tech hub

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>> A desperate fight over water turns deadly in India. Police firing on hundreds of angry demonstrators in the countries technology hub Bengaluru, killing one and injuring at least five. Protestors spilled out onto the streets Monday, after the Supreme Court ordered the state of Karnataka to share water with it's neighboring state.
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Tensions running high as the country struggles with it's worst drought in decades. Rioters set fire to dozens of cars and buses, targeting vehicles from across that state border. Office buildings in the city, home to multinational companies like Samsung now shut down as the violence spreads, and trains brought to a halt.
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Authorities have deployed more than 15,000 officers to try and control the situation setting up a curfew in parts of the city. The neighbors have battled over control of the Kaveri river for more than a century. The last time tensions erupted 25 years ago, more than 18 people lost their lives.