Myanmar: Pyay blast kills NLD lawmaker and three police defectors

Five people, including an elected lawmaker and three police defectors, were killed by a powerful blast in Bago Region’s Pyay Township on Monday, according to local sources.

Thet Win Hlaing, a regional MP from the National League for Democracy (NLD), and the three police officers were in hiding at a home in Zee Oke village tract when the explosion occurred at around 5pm, the sources told Myanmar Now.

According to a local man who retrieved the bodies, the owner of the home was the fifth victim of the blast. A fourth police defector was also critically injured and is currently receiving treatment at Pyay Hospital after losing both arms, the man added.

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Source: Myanmar Now