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Mayanmar AF Copter MI-2 crash Pindaya

A military helicopter crash during a training exercise in Shan State yesterday killed four air-force personnel including three officers and injured one, air force sources said due to bad weather near Pindya

MI-2 helicopter hit a mountain in bad weather at around noon near Pindaya Township, Shan State, killing Major Kyaw Kyaw Win, two captains and a corporal. A badly injured lieutenant was taken to Aungpan Hospital, a source in the Burmese Air Force told Mizzima media.

Kyaw Kyaw Win from Namsan Air Base was a holding a training exercise with another aircraft out of the air force helicopter school at Meikhtila when he encountered bad weather, a policeman from a nearby township said. “The helicopter, which crashed near Pindaya, flew from Meikhtila based to Namsan on June 15. On the next day … it was flying with another helicopter when it crashed”, another air force source said.

Burma’s military junta bought 22 Mil Mi-2 “Hoplite” helicopters from Poland between 1990 and 1992, according …

Rains Lanslide in Rakhine State Burma

A flash floods Rescue workers were scrambling to provide aid to tens of thousands left homeless in western Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh Thursday after flash floods and landslides killed 100 people. At least 46 were left dead as bridges and homes were damaged after record rainfall of more than 13 inches (33 centimetres) Wednesday in parts of Rakhine State in military-ruled Myanmar, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said. Two days continuous raining here for two days more than 500 people are homeless or in dilapidated conditions with thin sheets of blue plastic, are in state of shambles wondering what to do next. Lots of people are living in the compounds of the temples lobby.

Torrential rain led to the collapse about halfway along the road on the approach to the Tawgaunggyi tunnel, blocking the 16-mile (26 kilometre) highway from about 11 p.m. on Sunday until 4 p.m. today. The 660-feet (200-metre) tunnel passes under a section of the Mayu mountains and was built by the British…

NLD party 66 saplings in 318 townships celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi birthday

Aung San Suu Kyi Burma’s democracy leader,who on 19th June 2010 is her 65th birthday in detention,has now been detained for almost 15 years.National League for Democracy party young members have started planting more than 20,000 saplings today in states and divisions in honour of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday on June 19. In tribute to their leader, NLD Youth members plan to grow 66 saplings in each of the 318 townships across the country, except in Kayah State, which has no NLD branch offices. Burmese traditionally plant saplings on birthdays for each year of life up to their age for the coming year: thus the 66 trees for Suu Kyi’s 65th anniversary.

NLD central committee member Phyu Phyu Thin said the campaign to plant 20,998 saplings on June 19 was also a conservation awareness campaign.Members today planted the shady tree varieties, Padauk, Gangaw, Khayay, rain tree, and Bandar (Indian almond), at their offices, in monastery compounds, on personal land holding…