More sectarian violence in central Myanmar

Anti-Muslim sentiment appears to be spreading in Myanmar. In Okkan and Chauk Tai villages, mobs of Buddhists attacked and set fire to hundreds of homes. Two mosques were looted. At least 1 person died and 10 people were injured in central Myanmar. Travellers to this area should exercise extreme caution due to existing tensions and unpredictable security situation. Travellers should consider avoiding travelling in this area.