KACHIN STATE – A civilian was seriously injured after being hit by an artillery shell aimlessly fired by the junta’s soldiers, and was planned to transfer to Myitkyina Hospital, according to locals.
The junta’s soldiers from the prison near Hpakant Township aimlessly fired artillery at about 11:30 a.m on Sunday (June 16), and one of the artillery shells was exploded in Street(9), Hmaw Pon Village and Sein Lae Aung jade stone cutting machine, and three civilians were said to be injured.
Of the civilians being injured because of the junta’s artillery shell, one was hit in the right shoulder blade and right side of the body and planned to transfer to Myitkyina Hospital as the injuries were serious, according to a local.
“As far as I’m concerned, the patient is not dead yet. But the situation is getting worse and so we’re planning to transfer her to Myitkyina Hospital,” said that resident. The other two civilians were at Hpakant Hospital for retreatment as they got injured on the forehead, thigh, calf, and instep respectively, and the bruises were not very serious.
The civilian who was seriously injured is 54-year-old Ms. Khin Nyo Win and the other two are 13-year-old Ms. Nann Moh Moh Aye and 17-year-old Mr. Sai Khaung Myat Htut.
Two men also died from the explosion of the artillery shell fired by the junta’s soldiers in Hmaw Pon Village on May 3.
There was reportedly a bomb explosion in the Coalition Office of Hpakant on the evening of June 19 but there were no casualties.