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285 Killed, 1073 Injured During Myanmar's Four-day Thingyan Water Festival

A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar during a four-day water festival, media reports said.

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Updated:April 18, 2017, 6:53 PM IST
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285 Killed, 1073 Injured During Myanmar's Four-day Thingyan Water Festival
Revellers spray water during Myanmar New Year Water Festival in Yangon April 13, 2014. Myanmar celebrates the New Year Water Festival of Thingyan during the month of Tagu, which usually falls around mid-April. (REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)
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A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar during a four-day water festival, media reports said.

This year's traditional Thingyan water festival ran from Thursday to Sunday. The deaths were 13 times more than that of last year's event.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,200 criminal cases were also registered during the water festival, Xinhua news agency reported.

Among the deaths, 10 were in Nay Pyi Taw, 44 in Yangon, 36 in Mandalay, 26 in Sagaing region, 11 in Tanintharyi region, 37 in Bago region, 11 in Magway region, 20 in Mon state, 17 in Rakhine, 29 in Shan state and 28 in Ayeyawaddy region.

The criminal cases were related to murder, car accident, drug-use, theft, arm possession and group violence respectively.

During last year's water festival, a total of 272 people were killed and 1,086 others injured.
| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
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