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- June 07, 2023
News, 28 May 2020:
young villager, belonged to Chin community, hailed from Maebon
township of Arakan was killed in a landmine explosion on Wednesday, said a village leader.
victim has been identified as U Than Myint San of Taung Byint village inside Yaw Sanyon village-tract. The incident took place at
around 11 am when the 25 years old Chin villager
went to a mountain range to
collect tree logs for producing timbers.
Myint San along with U Htin Lin (30) went to the jungle in search of hard trees and started climbing the mountain. Than Myint
San, who was at the front, put his legs on a
landmine that exploded it and both
of his legs were severely injured. He died on way to the village as he was carried in a stretcher by some
villagers,” said the village
students living in Rakhine under the banner of Chin University Students issued a statement over the incident and expressed grief at
Than Myint San’s demise who left behind his
wife, two young daughters and
24 May, two villagers belonging to ethnic Mro community in Ponna Kyunt township, 16 miles north of Arakanese capital city of Sittwe,
also faced a similar accident. Both of them are
now at Sittwe general hospital,
but they have lost one leg each in the landmine explosions.