Nearly ten thousand residents fled because the villages in Tabayin were raided by the military council’s army.
Locals said that on the morning of September 30, nearly 10,000 civilians were fleeing as the military council column entered five villages in Tabayin Township. A local said that at around 7:00 a.m., a nearly 100-strong military council column started to enter Methei village, more than a mile west of Tabayin city.
Locals said that after that, they raided the villages of Yindway, Lettee, Nabehla, and Hnawkone in a row. "This morning, they started to leave from Tabayin town. Since they kept entering the villages, there were many situations where people were avoiding the war. They raided the villages of Methei, Yindway, Lettee, Nabehla, and Hnawkone in a row. Now they are near the village of Pyankya." He said that nearly 10,000 residents from a total of 14 villages, including the villages where the column entered, such as Khuntaung, Bagan, Wabar, Intan, Tawkyaung, Thapyaythar, Nyeinchan, Aungchanthar, Hmanthar are fleeing.
Regarding this, RFA reached out to U Sai Naing Naing Kyaw, Minister of Ethnic Affairs, Sagaing Division spokesman of the Military Council, but he did not receive an answer.
According to the statement of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on September 8, there are more than 800,000 (813,200) people who have fled their homes in Sagaing after the coup.