“We lived in Kyaukpadaung before and my sister’s family lived in Yangon. We are living in Kayah for many years now and we made a living by selling things. Now we are worried and cannot sleep at night. We are now going back to our home town and we will be back after the situation is returned to normal,” said a woman.
Although people living in Loikaw are now fleeing from the town, most locals are still living in the town.
“We don’t want to desert our town and we will stay here as much as we can. We are also worried about our safety but we love our town. I want to cry as my town is now deserted,” said a local.
There are many people fleeing from Demawso, Pruhso, Bawlakha and Hpasawng in addition to Loikaw, sources said.
Published : May 27, 2021
By : Eleven Media/ANN