Sagaing Division There is an urgent need for antidote to snake venom as there are deaths of refugees fleeing the war in Kantablu township due to ground beetle bites. Residents in Kantbalu Township are facing the threat of the military council as well as the danger of snakes. An eight-year-old student was bitten by a snake and died because he could not be treated in time.
In Kanbalu Township, which is a tropical region, there is an abundance of venomous snakes, and since May to November is the breeding season for snakes, there is an urgent need for antivenoms. When the Thaphanseik Dam falls, there are quite a lot of snakes around it. A snake antidote costs more than 100,000 kyats and it is difficult to buy it in Kantbalu Township, so we go to other townships to buy it.
Military council columns operating in Kantbalu township burned villages, Because the local people are being arrested and killed, the local people along the route of the convoy have to avoid living in the forest. This month, four people escaping the war were bitten by snakes.