4 Chinese farmers killed by Myanmar bomb

World Today

Four Chinese have been killed and nine wounded by bombs dropped by a Myanmar warplane in southwestern Yunnan Province.

China strongly condemned the incident. Vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Myanmar ambassador Thit Linn Ohn in Beijing Friday night, urging Myanmar to fully investigate the deadly incident, update Beijing on progress of the investigation, and punish those responsible.

The victims have been identified as villagers in Lincang City of Yunnan Province who were farming their sugarcane fields at the time the bombs exploded.

Friday’s incident is the second in one week. The Chinese foreign ministry said that stray fire from a fight that occurred on Sunday between Myanmar’s government forces and a local ethnic army had damaged a house in China.

Tens of thousands of refugees fled across the border into China’s Yunnan Province as Myanmar declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in the area.