Nearly 150 houses set ablaze, one young man shot dead in Launglon

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Launglon, March (23)

The military column that invaded Nyawpyin and Auk Kyaukwut villages in Tanintharyi’s Launglon Township, set fire to the villages, destroying nearly 150 houses and killing one young man, the locals told Than Lwin Times.

On March 21, the military council with more than 100 troops entered Nyaungpyin village in two columns via the land and the water routes.

The regime troops burned Nyaungpyin and Auk Kawut villages and shot and killed 20-year-old Ko Kham Me.

The junta army set fire to nearly 100 houses in Nyawpyin village and about 50 houses in Auk Kawut village.

About 1,000 residents fled the arson attacks of the junta and were unable to return to their homes.

Since the second week of March, the regime’s forces have been storming the communities in Launglon, and between March 20 and 21, they set roughly 180 homes on fire.

A research group, Southern Monitor, reported on March 4 that more than 400 homes were burned down in Tanintharyi Region in the two years since the military coup.

News-Than Lwin Times

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