Explosion in Myanmar Leaves One Child Dead and 23 Others Injured

The Myanmar State Administrative Council Information Team reported that the explosion took place around 12:40 (local time) today in the Dawei locality of the Tanintharyi region.

On Wednesday, in a primary school in the Tanintharyi region of southern Myanmar, an explosion killed one child and injured 23 people.

The Myanmar State Administrative Council Information Team reported that the explosion took place around 12:40 (local time) today in the Dawei locality of the Tanintharyi region.

The incident was triggered by a residual bomb from a previous terrorist attack. The explosive device was found by students on the school campus.

The children saw the bomb and took it to a teacher, however, the explosive fell to the ground causing the explosion.

#BREAKING A bomb blast left behind at an elementary school in Tua Township, Trindadey Division, southern #Myanmar , on Jun 4 has killed one student and injured 25 others. https://t.co/Ql2GJJX8bl pic.twitter.com/8MunSg3x8G

— Journalist Lixy (@lixi32730051) June 5, 2024

The student closest to the epicenter of the explosion died, while 22 children were affected and a student’s father was also damaged by the bomb.

The security forces proceeded to the scene and are clearing mines or other explosives on the ground.