A human rights group opposing the military junta in Myanmar has accused Myanmar’s military of killing 38 people on Christmas eve.
The International human rights group Save the Children accused the Myanmar military of killing at least 38 people in Eastern Myanmar on Friday.
The group said two of their staffers could be part of those killed as they remain missing at the moment.
“Save the Children condemns this attack as a breach of International Humanitarian Law. We are horrified at the violence carried out against innocent civilians and our staff, who are dedicated humanitarians, supporting millions of children in need across Myanmar,” the group’s executive director, Inger Ashing, said Saturday.
“Investigations into the nature of the incident are continuing but attacks against aid workers cannot be tolerated,” Ashing added.
According to reports, the alleged massacre occurred near Hpruso Township 70 miles east of Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw.
Sources said the victims’ bodies were severely burned, and that children’s and women’s clothes, as well as medical supplies and food, were found at the scene.
“The bodies were tied with ropes before being set on fire,” said the witness.