One Killed, 23 Wounded by UXO in Myanmar School


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(FMT) In Dawei, Myanmar, a student handling an unexploded grenade fired during military clashes caused an explosion at a school, killing one and injuring 23, including 22 students and a parent. The junta attributed the grenade to insurgents from earlier conflicts. Details on the wounded's conditions were not provided. The area had undergone a mine clearance operation.

The incident highlights Myanmar's ongoing conflict following the 2021 coup, with civilians facing frequent bombings, targeted killings, and battles between the junta, ethnic minority armed groups, and pro-democracy forces.

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Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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