An employee at the Great Wall sugar refinery factory in Katha died on the spot when a liquid nitrogen tank he was handling exploded.
The officials, based on a tipoff, searched the boat on the Irrawaddy River and found around 10 tons of timber in a hidden compartment.
The incident is the latest in a spate of violent confrontations between law enforcement officials and illegal loggers in Kyauktaga Township.
“My husband died from drug addiction and it left me scared, angry and inconsolable,” said one protestor. “I get very upset seeing young people whose lives are dictated by their…
Seven people, including a baby, lost their lives and three are still missing as heavy flash floods hit rural areas of Mandalay and Sagaing divisions.