Myanmar military launches lethal airstrike on Chin State hospital

‘It was a hellscape,’ says an eyewitness from a Mindat-based resistance group, describing the aerial bombing that killed four patients and injured 15 more

Four people were killed and 15 injured in a junta airstrike on a hospital 20 miles north of the town of Mindat in southern Chin State on Thursday evening.

According to a statement by the anti-junta Chinland Defence Force (CDF), military aircraft bombed the Wammathu village site twice at around 8pm, destroying the facility in the fire that ensued. The casualties were patients at the hospital.

“The air force dropped a series of bombs right on the building with the patients,” CDF spokesperson Salai Har Aum said. “Everyone was running around the ruins of the hospital in blood and sweat, wailing. It was a hellscape. It was like the sky fell.” 

The hospital was staffed by employees who had left their government health services posts as part of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) that followed Myanmar’s 2021 coup. It was known as one of the few facilities. . .

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