Senior Monk, 12 Others Killed In Myanmar Military Plane Crash

As many as 12 persons including a well-known Buddhist monk were killed in a plane crash on Thursday in the country’s central Mandalay region.

According to reports, the plane was carrying six military personnel in addition to two monks and six devotees to Pyin Oo Lwin for a ceremony to lay the foundation for a new monastery,

The crash occurred when the plane was making its landing approach to Pyin Oo Lwin’s Anisakhan airport.

The senior monk who died was the abbot of Zay Kone Monastery in Pyinmana, a satellite town of Naypyitaw. He was believed to be in his nineties and hosted the head of the country’s current ruling junta, Senior Gen.

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