Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:30

285 killed, thousands injured at water festival

A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar during a four-day water festival, media reports said.

 

The deaths were 13 more than that of last year's event.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,200 criminal cases were also registered during the water festival, Xinhua news agency reported.

Among the deaths, 10 were in Nay Pyi Taw, 44 in Yangon, 36 in Mandalay, 26 in Sagaing region, 11 in Tanintharyi region, 37 in Bago region, 11 in Magway region, 20 in Mon state, 17 in Rakhine, 29 in Shan state and 28 in Ayeyawaddy region.

The criminal cases were related to murder, car accident, drug-use, theft, arm possession and group violence respectively.

During last year's water festival, a total of 272 people were killed and 1,086 others injured.

Last modified on Sunday, 23 April 2017 20:50

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