Violence in northwestern Myanmar worsens - Update

Sectarian violence between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists worsens spreading over several towns, including Kyaukpyu. Witnesses reported that access to Rakhine State is limited and some roads are closed. Unconfirmed reports indicate gunfire, burning of homes, and three Rakhines shot on the spot. Other unconfirmed reports indicated the arrival of soldiers.Travellers should exercise caution and be aware that several countries advise their citizens to reconsider travelling to Myanmar at this time due to the civil unrest and lack of personal safety.

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