Monday, November 28, 2011

Yellow rain again in Burma’s Myitkyina

On Nov.26, a yellow spot was remained on a tree leaf in KBC compound in South Shanzu quarter in Myitkyina.
Yellow rain continues to besiege Myitkyina, the capital of Burma’s northern Kachin State. It fell again on November 26 in a paste like form, said eye witnesses.

Eyewitnesses told Kachin News Group on Monday that many yellow spots were seen early in the morning at the entrance to doors and open spaces of the Kachin Baptist Convention office and Gies Memorial Town Baptist Church in South Shanzu Quarter in Myitkyina. The unusual rain left yellow stains on tree leaves in the Kachin Baptist Convention office compound.

The yellow rain has given rise to fear among residents downtown because it could be a fallout of the chemical or poison gas being used by the Burmese Army against the Kachin Independence Army, said residents.

So far, the Burmese government has remained silent on the yellow rain though people are increasingly concerned about the effects of this unidentified yellow rain, according to residents.

Similar rain was witnessed in Mai Ja Yang town under the control of the Kachin Independence Organization in Manmaw (Bhamo) district for four successive days from November 20 to 23.

Ever since the KIO authorities have banned people from drinking water from some reservoirs and eating vegetables from the town, said residents.

The scientific data on the cause of the yellow rain and its effect have not been identified yet by the KIO, said KIO authorities in Mai Ja Yang.

A KIA weapon’s experts said the yellow rain is a fallout of the use of chemical weapons by the Burmese Army in the current offensive against Kachin Independence Army in eastern Kachin State.


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