At least 18 people were killed in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township on Sunday as security forces carried out a crackdown on protesters that raged on into the night.
As of 11pm, there were 18 confirmed deaths and dozens of injuries reported by rescue teams and doctors treating victims of the brutal assault on unarmed civilians.
The deadly violence began at around 1pm when junta troops started opening fire on protesters in the township on the western outskirts of Yangon.
By 7:30pm, the township’s main hospital had received 10 dead bodies and 20 injured patients, according to a source at the hospital.
Another four deaths were reported by a doctor who said he also treated eight patients rescued by volunteers while he was on duty.
“Wounded people were sent to me at the rescue site. I gave them medical treatment. There were many injured people,” the doctor told Myanmar Now.
The bodies of three of the four victims were taken to North Okkalapa Township Hospital, said the doctor, who is taking part in the Civil Disobedience Movement against military rule.
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