BAGO DIVISION – According to the locals, four local people were killed and six people were injured when a heavy weapon exploded at Tanaw Kyun Village in Waw Township.
At 2:00 p.m. on November 7, a heavy weapon landed and exploded at the mooring in Tanaw Kyun Village.
Mr. Aung Ko, Mr. Kyaw Lin Tun, Mr. Kyaw Myint and Mr. Aung San Oo who were near the shore were hit by shrapnel and died on the spot.
It is reported that five men and one woman in the vicinity were also injured.
“Now that the old Sittaung Bridge is closed, if we want to go to Theinzayat, we have to cross by boat. There was a loud sound of explosion. One of the dead was the hundred-households chief and out of the six injured, two are from Theinzayat,” said a villager.
Although locals said that the weapon that exploded was fired by the junta artillery unit in Theinzayat Township, it cannot be independently confirmed.