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Most residents of Myanmar town flee amid fighting

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd September, 2021 04:24:14 PM
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Most residents of Myanmar town flee amid fighting

 

Nearly all the 8,000 residents of a town in Myanmar have fled following fighting between the army and militia forces opposed to the military coup.

A number of houses in Thantlang, Chin state, were set ablaze by artillery during fighting over the weekend, reports BBC.

It is thought that thousands of residents have fled to India across the nearby border.

Myanmar's military seized power in a coup in February sparking huge protests and the formation of opposing militia.

About 20 homes were set ablaze in Thantlang, according to Reuters news agency.

A Christian pastor was reported to have been shot dead by soldiers when he tried to put out a burning building.