Burmese Muslim school hit by deadly blaze in Rangoon


A fire at a Muslim school in the Burmese city of Rangoon has killed at least 13 people including children, officials say.

Police officers said the fire was caused by an electrical fault and not due to any criminal activity. Most of the children escaped unharmed.

The fire comes amid an upsurge in violence between Buddhists and Muslims.

At least 40 people have been killed since 20 March and curfews have been imposed in some areas.

Police spokesman Thet Lwin told the AP news agency the two-storey building – part of a mosque – in eastern Rangoon sheltered about 75 orphans.

It was not immediately clear how many children were among the dead.

Most of them escaped by running out of a door after police knocked it open, he said.

Fire crews put out the blaze and the building is reported to be badly burned but intact.

The Myanmar [Burma] Police Force said on its official Facebook page that the victims had died from burns or smoke inhalation.

“According to the investigation by township police officers, the fire was caused by excessively high (electric) voltage,” it said.

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2 Replies to “Burmese Muslim school hit by deadly blaze in Rangoon”

  1. Muslims having been tormenting and provoking Buddhists in Burma for some time now. It’s only when the Buddhists are fighting back that the MSM have started reporting this, so now it looks as if poor old Muslims are being persecuted by Buddhists.
    Not surprising really!

  2. Typical of the MSM, slanting the news to show what they want, the problem is the Buddhists have the reputation of being extremely peaceful so most people are going to wonder why they have turned violent.

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