Reports of a massacre of civilians in Myanmar had the United Nations horrified

In response to convincing accusations that at least 35 people were murdered and their remains were burnt in Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said yesterday that he was horrified and called on the government to initiate an inquiry.

In the event in eastern Kaya state, two members of the non-profit organization Save the Children went missing after their car was among many that were assaulted and destroyed.

The incident was blamed on junta forces, according to a monitoring organization and local media.

Martin Griffiths, the United Nations’ undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said that he strongly condemned this heinous event, as well as any assaults on civilians across the country.

A full and transparent investigation is what he urged.

More than 1,300 people have been slain by security forces in a crackdown since the February coup, according to a local monitoring organization.




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