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A second bomb goes off in Mandalay–fourth bomb on Friday


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A second bomb exploded in Mandalay on 84th Road between 31st Road and 32nd Road at around 3 p.m. on Friday. There were no injuries.

The bomb exploded near the Sainsabelphoo gold shop and a rubbish pile located near Pariyatti Sasana Association. The location is 800 feet from the site of the first bomb explosion around noon.
Another view of the area in front of the  Zaygho Hotel in Mandalay after a bomb exploded in a parked car on Friday, June 24, 2011. Photo: MizzimaAccording to authorities, a bomb squad sealed off the area around the dump site around  2 p.m.

On Friday, four bombings have been reported in Burma; two explosions in Mandalay; one in Naypyitaw and one in Pyinoolwin (English name: Maymyo).

The first bomb explosion occured  on 84th Road in Mandalay at noon when a bomb was placed in a Pajero sports utility vehicle with license plate number 3B/1984 parked in front of the Zaygyo Hotel. The second and third explosions occurred in an empty house in Naypyitaw and an empty house in Maymyo (Burmese name: Pyinoolwin), where a large number of military schools are located respectively. The explosions occured in two-storey homes and the blasts occurred on the upper floors nearly simultaneously.

One person in Mandalay was injured in the first explosion.

In other towns, there were no casualties. Military officers are investigating the bomb scenes.

In Maymyo (Pyinoolwin), rumours have circulated that more bombs will be detonated.

Military officers cordon off the area in front of the Zaygho Hotel in Mandalay after a bomb exploded in a parked car on Friday, June 24, 2011. Photo: Mizzima Another view of the area in front of the Zaygho Hotel in Mandalay after a bomb exploded in a parked car on Friday, June 24, 2011. Photo: Mizzima The bomb scene after an explosion occurred in a parked car in front of the Mandalay Zaygho Hotel in Mandalay on Friday afternoon, June 24, 2011. Photo: Sytmhone Glass windows of the nearby May Myanmar Plaza were broken when a bomb exploded in a parked car in front of the Zaygho Hotel in Mandalay on Friday, June 24, 2011. Photo: Sytmhone The bomb scene after a bomb exploded in a parked car in front of Mandalay Zaygho Hotel in Mandalay on Friday afternoon, June 24, 2011. Photo: Sytmhone


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Last Updated ( Friday, 24 June 2011 17:14 )  

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