Myit Chay- About a thousand local residents fled due to the military junta entering the Kyung Chaung
Magway, Pakokku Township, Myit Chay- The local residents said that around 1,000 residents were fleeing the three villages in the Kyung Chaung on the morning of May 2 when the military junta soldiers raided them.
It is said that around 1,000 residents of the three villages of Nyaung Hla, Ai Gyi and Ngwe Tung have fled to safety.
A Nyaung Hla village resident, who did not want to be named for security reasons, told RFA that the military junta soldiers from the Animal Husbandry and Training No. 1 Division (BPI) split into three groups and entered the villages in convoy.
"In the morning, they (BPI) came out from the army in order, then one group from the head of our village, one group towards the outside of the island, one group along the road, divided into three groups and went up the mountain. They came and took motorcycles from the marina. They said they also took many motorcycles from Ngwe Tung."
He said he did not know that the soldiers of the military junta are entering other villages or not because they are currently fleeing.
When the soldiers of the military junta entered the villages, those who could not run and the elderly remained, but whether they were arrested or not, the local residents said that it is not yet known exactly.
On May 1, it was heard that a military junta soldier was killed due to a mine attack on the Ai Gyi village side, and on the Bagan side, a senior member of the military junta was expected to arrive, so the locals said that they might be patrolling this side for security reasons.
Regarding this matter, I contacted the person authorized to speak in the Magway region of the Military Council, but there was no answer to the phone.
In March, as the soldiers of the military junta entered Nyaung Hla, Ai Gyi, Ngwe Tung, Let Pan Chaung, Kyun Chaung Lay, Myoh Soe, Pauk Taw, Chan Thar Gyi, Kan Gyi Su, Nyaung Ni Pin, Selan, Thiri Gyi, Thiri Lay and Thain Taw village, residents from 15 villages were forced to flee their homes.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) as of April 5, more than 1.8 million people have been displaced due to armed conflicts in Myanmar.