Nearly 1000 houses burnt down in Sittwe, over 50 killed, more than 150 wounded
Sittwe( Akyab: At about 11;00 am to 2 pm, the racist Rakhines with the co-operation of riot police (Hluntin) set on fire to nearly 1000 houses in the Rohingya villages in Sittwe( Akyab), the capital of Arakan State and over 100 killed and more than 300 wounded by Rakhine racists and security personnel. After setting fire in different villages, the security forces are in cordon the areas. When the Rohingya villagers try to distinguish and intentionally fired to them.
At present, many villagers become homeless and are staying in the open sky. They do not get any supporting from the concerned authorities. About 1000 houses were burnt down to the ashes.
Besides, Shafi Khan Mosque which is situated near the gate of Akyab airport was also burnt down by the racist Rakhines.
Some villages have been identified as—Rohingya Para, Zala Para (village), Gumay Para, Naya para, wireless para and Nazir para were burnt down. . More than ten thousands Rakhine participated to arson of the Rohingya villages in Akyab.
The Rohingya villagers are in panic-stricken without any help from any quarter and survival of the villagers is at stake.