Nearly 8,000 residents fled due to a military raid in Kanbalu Township
According to residents, in the morning of August 30 today, nearly 8,000 civilians have fled their homes as the military council troops have been patrolling the villages in the southern part of Kanbalu Township.
Residents from nine villages such as Taunttekone, Koemyoh, Nyaungzingyi, Hpalonchaing, Thayetkhaung, Thoboe, Ngaryarne, Minbar, and Letkhokon are fleeing. A resident said that civilians are fleeing in the rain because it is raining today. "The column has just started, so we don't know how long it will last. Now it has been raining heavily, we can't take shelter under the trees or the cart. They also have to run to avoid the nearby village." He said that at 9 a.m. this morning, the military council army raided the Thayetkhaung village with a force of nearly 100.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), nearly 800,000 people have fled their homes in Sagaing after the coup.