Tragic .. 12 dead in the crash of a military plane in Myanmar

In Myanmar’s second largest city there were die Mandalay Fire Department announced that Thursday in A military plane crashed near town, killing 12 people, and it is not yet clear what caused the crash.

Army television station Mayawaddy reported that the plane was on its way from the capital, Naypyidaw in die Bin Wu Lwin city and was about to land when it crashed about 300 meters from a steel factory.

Other media also reported that the plane was carrying six army officers and monks, die at a ceremony in a Buddhist monastery while there were no reports of injuries or deaths at the crash site.

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According to a local resident, the pilot and one of the passengers survived and were in brought a hospital, pictures in social media showed the plane badly damaged.

Tragic .. 12 dead in the crash of a military plane in Myanmar

Protests in Myanmar (Archive – Reuters)

Myanmar has been in a military coup since the fall of the elected civil government under Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1st in Revolt.

In the cities of the country there are daily protests and in Fighting broke out in the border areas between the army and ethnic minority militias.

Quit in May last year die United States imposed sanctions on 13 Myanmar officials, including Ethnic Affairs Minister Tun Aung Myint, Border Affairs Minister Tun Tun Naung and Central Bank Governor Than Nyin.

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