Govt Schools in Southern Myanmar Targeted With Bombs and Fire

English May 27, 2021

Three schools in Dawei in southern Myanmar were hit by bombs and a fire on Monday, as school enrollment week for basic education students commenced.

Explosions took place at a basic education high school and a post-primary school in Dawei, the capital of Tanintharyi Region, on Monday evening, while a fire broke out at another basic education high school on the outskirts of town, according to local residents.

“A bomb was thrown at No. 6 Basic Education High School. The attack was targeted at the office of the school headmistress who opted not to join the civil disobedience movement. But the bomb just hit the lower parts of the office and exploded. A bomb was hurled at the post-primary school shortly afterwards. No one was injured,” said a Dawei resident.

Following the explosions, junta troops came in four military vehicles and inspected passers-by. Junta forces also provided security for the headmistress of No. 6 Basic Education High School.

A basic education high school on Maung Ma Kan Road in Ka Myaw Kin village caught fire around 10pm Monday, said the Dawei resident. The school building was razed by the fire.

“I heard many students came to enroll at Ka Myaw Kin School on Monday. But I haven’t seen anyone enrolling at the school today since the fire,” a local told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday.

Source : The Irrawaddy


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