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More than 60 war victims were bitten by snakes and six died in Kanbalu in Sagaing

More than 60 war victims were bitten by snakes and six died in Kanbalu in Sagaing

On April 30, Kyung Hla Activists Group announced that 61 people were bitten by snakes, and six of them died, the war refugees who fled their homes in Kanbalu while fleeing into the jungles.

According to the statement, this is from the end of the year 2021 to the end of 2023 April, four war refugees were bitten by snakes and two died in April.

On April 15, eight-year-old Maung Moe Hein from Wethain village died two days after being bitten by a snake while receiving medical treatment, and 53-year-old U Kyaw Nyunt from MaLaeTite was also bitten by a snake and died without receiving medical treatment, according to a group of Kyung Hla activists.

“They faced the danger of snakes because they had to flee to the jungles, and that snakebite were the most common.” said the residents.

Difficulty in transportation, the scarcity of an antidote for snake venom, the military junta has banned the transportation of medicine, making it difficult.

"Even if you have money, you can't buy snake antidote whenever you want. The price of BPI is around 100,000 MMK. Indian medicine costs 30,000 MMM to 50,000 MMM. Not only talk about snake bites but also other basic medicines are not enough," he said.

He said that until now, convoys have continued to enter villages in Kanbalu, and from April 22nd to 29th, more than two hundred houses in seven villages were burned down, and residents are still fleeing for safety.

According to a statement, April 19, 2023, of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), there are already more than 1.8 million people who have fled their homes due to armed conflicts in Myanmar.

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