KARENNI STATE – As a result of the junta council blocking all routes to Hpasawng in Bawlakhe Township, the town has run out of all petrol and diesel, reported a local.
He said that a litre of petrol and diesel cost from 7,000 to 8,000 MMK before but currently, it is almost impossible to purchase any and the town’s reserves have almost completely ran out.
“People who have stocked up have been reselling their stock. The retails have been out of stock. Now, all stocks have dried up. It has been quite a while since the routes were blocked. There are only two routes, one to the border and another to Loikaw but both routes have been blocked,” said the resident.
Due to frequent clashes between the junta forces and defence forces since the second week of June, most of the residents of Hpasawng have fled the town and are taking shelter in the forests.
As the junta council continues to block the routes, there is also a shortage of food rations in addition to fuel and the displaced people are facing many difficulties.