Massive Explosion Rocks Myanmar, 6 Killed

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Yangon: Six people were killed when an explosion occurred through a house in the Myanmar town of Hakha, police said on Monday.

The blast struck late Sunday western state that borders both Bangladesh and India and is one of Myanmar’s poorest. “Six people died and seven are in the Hakha hospital,” Than Kyaw Htay, an officer at the town’s police station told.

He said the cause of the blast was unknown but gunpowder or some sort of explosive was recovered.

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One of the eyewitnesses Ko Ko said, “When we got there within a few minutes of the explosion, we saw some body parts and the body of a dead child. The explosion was strong enough to destroy the house completely as well as damage other buildings nearby”.