12 individuals were killed when a military plane crashed.

 

At least 12 people have been killed after a military plane crashed near Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city.

According to reports from the military-owned Myawaddy television station, the military plane was flying from Naypyidaw to Pyin Oo Lwin on Thursday and was going in to land when it crashed around 300 metres (984 ft) from a steel mill.

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The jet “lost communications” due to adverse weather, according to Zaw Min Tun, a Myanmar military spokeswoman. He also mentioned that emergency personnel were still on the scene.

According to some media accounts, the military plane was carrying six soldiers as well as monks who were scheduled to attend a Buddhist monastery event.

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According to the Irrawaddy news website, one of Myanmar’s most powerful Buddhist monks was among the victims: Abhisheka Maha Rattha Guru Bhatanda Kavisara. According to the storey, the monk is revered by Myanmar’s military.

According to the Irrawaddy, a second monk, two lieutenant commanders, and two captains died.

People on the ground reported no casualties.

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Who survived the military plane crash?

Ejes Gist Nigeria  reports that the pilot and one passenger survived the military plane crash  and were taken to a military hospital, according to a resident and posting by a community group.

Photographs on social media sighted by our correspondent , showed a badly damaged fuselage lying on its side.

Military Plane Crashes, Killing 12 People (Photo)
Military plane crash in Myanmar

Meanwhile, Ejes Gist Nigeria reports that Myanmar has been in turmoil since a military coup removed the elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, with daily protests in towns and cities and fighting in borderlands between the military and ethnic minority militias.

 

The Kachin Independence Army – an ethnic rebel group that has waged a decades-long armed uprising against the military – downed an army helicopter during fierce clashes last month.

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