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32 Killed, 190 Injured During Thingyan Water Festival in Myanmar

Among the country's 12 festivals, the Thingyan water festival is considered to be the grandest since it is deemed to bring peace and prosperity to Myanmar people.

Thingyan water festival
Thingyan water festival

(YANGON Xinhua) - A total of 32 people were killed and 190 others injured during the Thingyan water festival in Myanmar, official media reported Saturday.

Myanmar New Year's Thingyan water festivals were held across the country from April 13 to 16, said the New Light of Myanmar.

There were there were 177 cases of murder, car accidents, fights, pick pocket/theft, arson, and other crimes.

This year's festival saw fewer crimes compared with previous years due to precautions from TV and newspapers and close supervision by officials concerned, the report said, adding all nationalities throughout the country celebrated the festival in accord with Myanmar's traditions and customs peacefully.

Among the country's 12 festivals, the Thingyan water festival is considered to be the grandest since it is deemed to bring peace and prosperity to Myanmar people

Special thanks to Xinhua and The Stateless

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