December 15, 2016

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Explosion in Haka kills six, injures seven

Officials arrive on scene of explosion in Haka to provide necessary  assistance to locals. Photo: IPRD
Officials arrive on scene of explosion in Haka to provide necessary assistance to locals. Photo: IPRD

SIX people were killed and seven were injured by an explosion at a home in Haka on Sunday, according to local police.
Police suspect that the explosion was caused by the illegal storage of explosives, such as gun powder, which are often used at mining quarries.
One man and four women were killed by the blast that rocked the two-storey home. They were tenants living in the second storey.
The body of a woman was found the next day by police, some 20 feet west of where the explosion occurred. She was identified as Daw Htaung Thin Ta Lwe, who had previously been convicted of possession in gun powder wires.
Three people living in the first floor apartment were injured by the blast, and four people living in a house opposite were also injured.
The landlords were not at home at the time the blast occurred, having travelled to Kalay three days earlier.
A statement released by the police yesterday said a number of individuals in Haka, the capital of Chin State, have been engaging in illegal trade with neighbouring India, such as importing gun powder and accessories for quarrying stones.
The statement said several arrests are made every year for buying and selling illegal goods related to mining, and further investigation is being conducted.—GNLM

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