At least 60 people were gunned down in Bago Friday in a brutal assault on anti-regime strongholds by troops loyal to the military regime.
An accurate death toll was impossible, but the actual number of those killed was believed to be much higher…
However, local people said the number killed in Bago is likely to be much higher, perhaps more than 80.
Some of those wounded were taken away, and an accurate death toll was impossible because rescue workers were threatened with being shot if they ventured out. On Saturday, residents claimed that they saw piles of bodies at the town’s Sin Phyu Kwin cemetery.