Rescue workers struggle to assist victims of Thandwe attack as clashes continue

Travel and communications restrictions imposed by the regime across most of Rakhine State have also complicated efforts to help displaced civilians

Fighting in southern Rakhine State’s Thandwe Township is making it difficult to assist victims of a junta artillery attack that killed at least 10 civilians earlier this week, according to relief workers.

Nearly 20,000 civilians have reportedly fled the area north of the township’s administrative centre since the deadly attack on the village of Linthi on Tuesday.

The village and others in the area—including Mying Sai Maw, Pyin Yaung, Pauktaw, and Shwe Hlay—are all home to the state’s Kaman Muslim minority.

“We tried to rescue three injured women by boat, but only one, a woman in her 60s, survived. The other two died on the way to the hospital,” said a rescue worker from Thandwe who. . .

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