Rangoon (Mizzima) – Three bombs exploded in quick succession at the X2O water festival pavilion in Rangoon at about 3 p.m. today near the Theinbyu driving track, Kandawgyi Lake, Mingala Taungnyunt Township.
The blasts killed five men and three women, including Township Municipal Officer of Mingala Taungnyunt, an official of the Yangon (Rangoon) City Development Committee (YCDC) said.
However, some unconfirmed sources said nine people had died.
The number of injured may touch 90 but according to the Rangoon Division Police Force Chief’s office, 63 people had been admitted to the Rangoon General Hospital (RGH) as in-patients, it is learnt.
“A lot of people were injured in the blasts including Sub-Inspector of Police Maung Maung Han and Mingala Taugnyung Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Chairman Kyaw Nyein. Around 63 persons were admitted to RGH,” a duty officer at the Rangoon Police Force Chief’s office said. Continue reading “Township Chairman among injured in bomb blasts”
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