Heatwave kills a monk and a man in Yangon


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YANGON (Eleven Media Group/ANN): Extreme heat killed a monk in South Oakkalapa Township, and another person died suddenly in Insein Township, sources said.

The incident happened when a monk, who had suddenly collapsed on his way and passed away next to the No. 3, Wan Taw Pyae Monastery, west of Pinya bus stop, Parami Road in South Oakkalapa Township at around 2 pm on April 9 and the body was sent to North Oakkalapa hospital, according to the Metta Theta Yay Sin Social Assistance Association.

"It is not yet known whether the monk has a disease or not. If the prescription by the hospital is issued, we will know. The monk fell down while walking and passed away," said an official from the Metta Theta Yay Sin Social Assistance Association.

In addition, people around the area informed Twe Lek Social Assistance Association that a man had fallen and died at the corner of Sita Thukha Road, Bayint Naung Road, Insein Township, and the association went to help.

The 45-year-old man died without external injuries at 4:40 pm on April 9 and is believed to have died of a cerebral hemorrhage due to the rise in temperature. The body was sent to Insein Public Hospital's morgue, according to the Twe Lek Social Assistance Association. - Eleven Media Group/ANN

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