Explosion Kills Gypsies In Austria

An explosion killed four Gypsies in southern Austria, and police said Sunday that they probably died while trying to blow up a racist sign.

The bodies of the four were discovered early Sunday near a Gypsy settlement close to Oberwart, about 50 miles south of Vienna. Residents of the town said they had heard an explosion shortly before midnight.

Police found a sign at the scene of the explosion saying “Roma, go back to India.”

Roma is the proper name of one major group of Gypsies. They and the Sinti, the other main group, are believed to have come to Europe from India more than 1,000 years ago.

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