Dozen Passengers Injured in Ferry Blast in Myanmar
Myanmar Ferry Explosion Injures Approximately a Dozen Passengers
Approximately a dozen people had been injured in a blast on a ferry in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon on Sunday, the local media and a security source mentioned.
The blast had reportedly hit a passenger ferry crossing the Yangon river to the Dala close to 7 pm local time; a security source informed the AFP.
About 11 men were severely injured, the source reported.
Local media mentioned that 13 individuals were injured. Photographs published by the local press reflected blood and debris strewn across a wooden floor.
Myanmar has been undergoing turmoil since the country’s military seized power in a coup in 2021, with anti-coup rebels clashing with the junta troops across the country.
There are daily killings of anti-coup fighters or low-level junta officials, with details murky and reprisals following soon after.
In October 2022, two bombs (at least) exploded outside a prison based in Yangon, taking the lives of eight individuals and reportedly wounding 18 in an attack the junta reportedly ended up blaming on the “terrorist” anti-coup fighters.
In July 2022, a bomb blast at a shopping mall based in Yangon killed two and wounded at least 11.