UN horrified by massacre of dozens of civilians in Myanmar

After their vehicle was among several that were totally destroyed in the event in Kaya state, two workers with the non-profit Save the Children stayed missing.

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Reports that at least 35 civilians have been murdered and their corpses burned in eastern Myanmar have upset a high-ranking United Nations official, who has requested that the government execute a comprehensive and detailed and comprehensive inquiry.

After their vehicle was among several that were totally destroyed in the event in Kaya state, two workers with the non-profit Save the Children stayed missing.

Martin Griffiths, the UN’s Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said in a press release

I condemn this grievous incident and all attacks against civilians throughout the country, which are prohibited under international humanitarian law.

I call upon the authorities to immediately commence a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident so that perpetrators can be swiftly brought to justice.

Moreover, I call upon the Myanmar Armed Forces and all armed groups in Myanmar to take all measures to protect civilians from harm

The incident was pinned on military troops by a monitoring group and local media.

The US embassy in Myanmar announced its disgust on Sunday at a inhumane attack in Kayah state that killed an estimated 35 civilians, including women and children.

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