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  • An eight year girl who had never had contact with modern World wandered away from her village in October 2011
  • She stumbled upon loggers who were prohibited from entering those territories by law
  • They tied to her to a tree and set alight as a warning to other natives, who live in a protected reserve in the north-eastern state of Maranhão
  • It would have been the first time she had ever seen white men. They laughed as they burned her to death
  • Reports of the killing were seconded by the Indigenous Missionary Council, a Catholic group which said it had seen footage of her charred remains.
  • A spokesman for the Brazil's Indian Affairs Department said the government was urgently investigating the claims.
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