Nine killed in bomb blasts at Yangon park: Official
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 18:02
Yangon: Nine people were killed and more than 60 injured on Thursday when three bombs exploded in a park in Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon, an official in the military-ruled country said.

"Nine people were killed -- five men and four women -- and so far 62 people were injured," the official told agency on condition of anonymity.

A fourth bomb was found and defused, the official said. The blasts occurred in a park by Kandawgyi Lake where crowds had gathered to celebrate an annual water festival.

Hundreds of people gathered around the area, which was cordoned off by police after the explosions, which witnesses said sent people fleeing.

There have been a series of small blasts in the former capital of military-ruled Myanmar in recent years, with the junta blaming attacks on armed exile groups or ethnic rebels.


First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 18:02

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