A TIMEBOMB was found by U Aung Win and U Htay Win, gate-keepers of the Hsipaw railway station near mileposts 509/13-14,in Hsipaw, Shan State (North) on 29 February as they cleared bush. Officials from the Township General Administration Department, the Fire Services Department, Myanma Railways and the police arrived at the scene to remove the explosive.
They handed over the bomb to a local Garrison Engineering Battalion. According to a police investigation, the bomb was PVC, 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches in length, connected to a 9 volt battery.
Sai (Thi paw)