Myanmar military launches airstrike in Thantlang, 160 buildings destroyed
09:30, 31 October 2021
More than 160 buildings including two churches were destroyed in the Myanmar town of Thantlang in the northeast of the country resulting from shelling from the military force, the local media reported on Saturday.
However, it’s been reported that the residents of the town weren't allowed to ransack their houses by a local militia group, which could be a reason for the government to retaliate, the Chin Humans Rights Organisation said.
«Most of the structures on the main street, which has shop stalls and all kinds of businesses, have been destroyed. There is nothing left to salvage. The manner in which the fire was burning indicates that it was not just the incendiary rocket fires but also deliberately torching of houses and structures manually,» the Chin Humans Right Organisation statement read.
No casualties have been reported yet after the blaze.
More than 160 homes across the Chin State town of Thantlang were burned down in a military shelling on Friday, a spokesperson for the Chinland Defence Force (CDF) resistance group told Myanmar Now. (Photo - The Chinland Post) #WhatsHappeningInMyanmarpic.twitter.com/2UqVIIXlkO