BANGKOK — According to official and media reports on Wednesday, five people jumped from an apartment building in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, to avoid government security forces searching the building, and at least two died.
Security officials claimed in a radio discussion that five individuals — four men and a woman — leapt from the apartment building before they could be captured during the raid on Tuesday night. Three people died, while two others suffered life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.
The administration, on the other hand, stated the event involved eight persons in a statement released on Wednesday. Two people died, three others were hospitalised, and three people were detained, according to the report. The precinct in charge of the raid declined to comment.
Five individuals ascended onto the roof in an effort to flee the security personnel, according to a neighbour, and then leapt into an alley when they ran out of options.
According to the authorities, security forces raided the flat after receiving information that explosives could be there, and confiscated materials such as firecrackers, gunpowder, and “handmade grenades.”
Earlier in the day, four explosions were reported in Yangon, although it was unclear if they were linked to the operation.
There has been a wave of protests across the country since the military deposed Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian administration and took control in February.
According to a count kept by the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, the police have killed over 900 individuals since the takeover, many in anti-government rallies. As armed resistance increases in both urban and rural regions, military and police casualties are increasing.