Airstrike on school kills four children in Myanmar
The school, located in Kayah state, Myanmar, was hit by several bombs, leaving four children dead and fifteen wounded.
On February 5, the air force of the military junta in Myanmar carried out an airstrike on a school in Kayah state. The Daw Saw Ei school, located in Demoso, was hit by several bombs.
The attack killed four children and wounded fifteen more. All the victims are aged between twelve and fourteen. It also left two other children in critical condition and destroyed the school as well as the surrounding area.
Since the military junta took over, airstrikes on civilian facilities such as schools and churches have become targets of airstrikes.
Kayah State is now facing a humanitarian crisis, with more than 250,000 people being displaced and taking shelter in 200 camps.
The state has a significant Christian minority, with 46% of its population being Christian. Church camps house approximately 80,000 people. Because of the fighting and airstrikes, 26 out of 41 parishes have been abandoned in the Loikaw diocese.
Photo: Myo Satt Hla Thaw