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YEKATERINBURG, August 6 (Itar-Tass) - A native of the Krasnoyarsk territory was killed in a mass might between Central Asia migrants and residents of Siberia in the town of Aramil, Sverdlovsk region, overnight to Tuesday.
Police are looking for the migrants who fled the scene. Reports said they had been living in the Sverdlovsk region illegally. "The fight was reported at 01:05, local time. A police unit which rushed to the scene found the body of a Slav with signs of violent death. The victim has already been identified, and police have also ascertained the names of several witnesses," the press service of regional police told Itar-Tass.
"According to preliminary information, a group of builders from Siberia was walking out of a cafe when it encountered a group of Central Asia natives, numbering 12 to 14. A conflict broke out between them which quickly escalated to a fight in which the victim was fatally stabbed in the check," the police said.
The migrants drove away in three VAZ cars.
Regional police chief Mikhail Borodin ordered his deputy Colonel Vladimir Romanyuk and criminal police to go to Aramil to investigated the murder. The regional police officials will look into actions by their colleagues in the Aramil district where the migrants had lived illegally.
The local authorities plan operations across the whole Sverdlovsk region to decriminalize the places where foreigners are staying. Migrants will be brought to police stations and checked for involvement in earlier crimes.