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Two Churches burnt in Canada: What you need to know


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1. Sacred Heart Church and St Gregory's Church were burnt down early Monday in British Columbia as Canada marked National Indigenous people's day.


2. The two churches, build more than 100 years ago, are less than 100 km far from Kamloops where the remains of 215 children were found at a former boarding school in May.


3. Both churches were burnt to the ground and police are treating the incident as suspicious as per the statement released. Police believed that a liquid accelerant was used to burn the churches.


4. In the 19th and 20th-century thousands of indigenous children were sent to the boarding schools nearby to be forcibly assimilated. These institutions were used to run by the Roman Catholic church.


5. While the police are investigating the incident, no motive or suspect has been found out yet.

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