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1 dead and 4 injured in an attack on a vessel carrying refugee food in Rakhine State Myanmar

1 dead and 4 injured in an attack on a vessel carrying refugee food in Rakhine State Myanmar

At about 11:40 am local time on October 28th, a ship carrying food for refugees in Rakhine State, Myanmar, was attacked on the Meiyu River, causing 1 death and 4 injuries, of which 2 were seriously injured and were receiving treatment. 

It is understood that the vessel was rented by the Red Cross Society of Radedang Town and was transporting rice for refugees to Radedang Town and Budidong Town when it was attacked. 

Witnesses claimed that it was the navy that shot the ship, but this claim has not been confirmed. According to local residents, there have been conflicts in the area for several days. The military used fighter jets to participate in the war.

In the meantime, an 11-year-old child was injured in the conflict.

It is also understood that nearly 230,000 refugees have emerged in Rakhine State due to the war. The local area is also one of the most severely affected areas in Myanmar.

The government has issued epidemic prevention orders for the entire Rakhine State. However, due to government forces and Rakhine State Ethnic armed conflicts continue, and a large number of villagers can only flee to refugee camps, and there have been confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the local refugee camps.

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