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2 years after military coup - more than 60,000 houses destroyed by political arson attacks



March 20, 2023 (Narinjara)

 

As of February 28, 2023, 2 years after the military coup, Data for Myanmar have reported that 60,459 people’s homes were destroyed due to arson by the Military Council and affiliated organizations.

 

47,778 homes were destroyed in Sagaing Region, 9,019 in Magway Region, 1,485 in Chin State and 2,177 in other States and Regions. In Rakhine State, 13 houses were destroyed by fire due to arson by Military Council troops, according to the statement.

 

Information is obtained from media and regional news organizations. A large number of events have been verified by NASA with all available data and confirmation. Incomplete information on quantity and date is omitted.

 

Therefore data from groups close to the ground indicate that the number may be higher.

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