Yangon: Medical staff said Wednesday that four people were shot and killed in a protest in the Sagaing area of Myanmar, while two were killed in the country’s second largest city.
“My team handled the dead bodies and contacted the families” in Sagaing region, rescue worker Myo Min Tun told AFP.
The death in Sagaing has been confirmed by other medical personnel, although it has not been confirmed whether the security forces used live or rubber bullets.
About a two hours’ drive away in Mandalay during a different protest, a doctor confirmed two people were shot dead by security forces.
“Myo Naing Lin was shot in the chest, Ma Kyay Sin was shot in the head,” he told AFP, declining to be named.