Updates on Meiktila: Muslims dare not pick the dead bodies

Updates on Meiktilar, March 21 @ 7PM.

M-Media interview with a resident who has escaped from Meiktila

Chan Aye Thar Yar Mosque was destroyed at 6 PM. Thar Yar Kong Mosque located at Nan Taw Kong was also destroyed. Shops owned by Muslims at Correction Service’s building were also destroyed.

Haji Zaw Lin Maung, as well as U Kasim’s wife and child, Ko Harman’s wife and children are also dead. We dare not even pick up the bodies. You can imagine how we are feeling as we can’t even retain the bodies that are supposed to be properly buried.

At 2 pm today, Buddhists burnt down Bengali mosque. We heard of burning and noises. Before that, I saw trucks bringing about 30-40 people. Although they did not include local residents, it is strange that they know exactly where Muslim lives, and what are located where.

Some Buddhists feel sympathy towards Muslims, but some not.

In Meiktila, all mosques have been destroyed, but Turkey mosque remains as it is in the area controlled by the Army 99th Division.

Now, many people have left Meiktila for other towns.

Here [undisclosed location due to security], we have been protected by Buddhist Monks, and there are army units here.

We will cooperate with the monks for peace and safety.

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