Myanmar Blast Kills 5 People

A powerful blast in Bago Region’s Pyay Township killed five people, including an elected lawmaker and three police defectors, according to local sources, on April 3rd, 2021.
When the blast occurred at around 5 pm, Thet Win Hlaing, a regional MP from the National League for Democracy (NLD), and the three police officers were hiding at a home in Zee Oke village tract, the sources said.
The local man who removed the bodies said the owner of the home was the fifth victim of the blast and that a fourth police defector was also critically injured and is receiving treatment at Pyay Hospital after losing both arms.
The cause of the explosion could not be confirmed, but there were rumors that it was a parcel bomb.
A local source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the explosion occurred when they opened a package.
On February 1st, 2021 the military ousted the elected civilian government and seized power.
Pyay locals told another Pyay local that ten trucks loaded with soldiers and police arrived at the village shortly after the blast.
The dead bodies of five people are being kept at the Pyay Hospital morgue.

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