OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO TO THE FAMILIES OF BOMB VICTIMS WHO DIED DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL.
SEE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL DANCE IN THEIR MEMORY & THE BOMB VIDEOS.
REMEMBER THOSE BRAVE PEOPLE WHO TOOK PICTURES. THEY COULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.
Candlelight Performance at Burmese Thingyan Water Festival 2010
(Thanks to “TheOneonly24” aka William Chin of San Francisco)
YouTube – Candlelight Performance at Burmese Thingyan Water Festival 2010
Bomb Explosions at Water Festival
YouTube – Bomb Explosions at Water Festival
YouTube – Burmese Traditional Thangyat Performance in New York about April 15 Bomb Blast in Rangoon
New Year 2010 Thingyan Rangoon , Myanmar Bomb
YouTube – New Year 2010 Thingyan Rangoon , Myanmar Bomb Blast
Thingyan Water Festival Bomb Blast in Yangon, Myanmar 2010 (Terrorist Attack)
YouTube – Thingyan Water Festival Bomb Blast in Yangon, Myanmar 2010 (Terrorist Attack)
DVB report – Bombs blast in Thingyan
YouTube – DVB report – Bombs blast in Thingyan
Township Chairman among injured in bomb blasts
The blasts killed five men and three women, including Township Municipal Officer of Mingala Taungnyunt, an official of the Yangon (Rangoon) City Development Committee (YCDC) said.
The number of injured may touch 90 but according to the Rangoon Division Police Force Chief’s office, 63 people had been admitted to the Rangoon General Hospital (RGH) as in-patients, it is learnt.
“A lot of people were injured in the blasts including Sub-Inspector of Police Maung Maung Han and Mingala Taugnyung Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) Chairman Kyaw Nyein. Around 63 persons were admitted to RGH,” a duty officer at the Rangoon Police Force Chief’s office said.
“When I heard three loud explosions at about 3 p.m., I was near Yuzana Plaza. First I thought it was car tyres, which had burst, but later realized that it was something else. I called my friends at the water festival at the Theinbyu ground and they said bombs had exploded. When I reached there, the area was cordoned off by the police. There was chaos everywhere with people running and wailing. Parents of revellers at the pavilion were crying,” a person who reached the bomb blast site within 15 minutes said.
The state-run media reported at 6 p.m. local time that three men and three women were killed in the blasts which left 75 injured. But it later reported that total eight died and 84 injured.
“It is strange and unprecedented. The government has never before announced such news so fast,” a local resident from Tamwe Township said.
Date and Time 15th, April 2010. 3rd day of new year water festival at 3:00pm
Location : a water throwing pandal or stage named X2O which was built on boulevard encircling Kan Daw Gyi lake in Minglar Taungnyunt Townshi, Rangoon ( Yangon ), Burma ( Myanmar )
3 Bomb blasts took place infront of that pandal and inside the pandal
offically announced 8 people died & 170 injured
Who was responsible for the incident has not been announced.
People of Burma are accusing the government for such an attack like the past similar bomb blast incidences that took place in 2009 March, 2008 September and 2005 May. People doubt that as the target date for Election is drawing nearer, the government might be finding reasons to postpone it.
Notification and request.
To CNN ireport
The photos & video are not mine.
They are from forward e-mails
Kindly annouce they are sent from Burma although i am uploading from Taiwan, I mean, If this report is chosen to be released on the show.
April 28, 2010 at 4:38 am
we are sorry to know this event
we need to control terroist