Riot Erupts at Myitkyina Prison in Kachin State, Resulting in Deaths and Injuries

Myitkyina Prison in Kachin State, Myanmar experienced a violent riot on April 18, resulting in reports of fatalities and injuries among the inmates involved. The disturbance began in the late afternoon, escalating as security forces attempted to quell the chaos by firing warning shots into the air. Despite these efforts, the unrest continued, leading to the deployment of security vehicles equipped with long-range acoustic devices. Eyewitnesses described a scene of escalating tension, with shouts of …

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