36 killed during Myanmar's water festival

Myanmar-water-festival A boy sprinkles water on merry-makers as they enjoy the third day of annual new year water festival in Myanmar | AP

A total of 36 people were killed and 316 injured during Myanmar's Thingyan water festival, the media reported on Monday.

During the five-day water festival, 14 people were killed and 235 injured in accidents while 17 deaths were registered in other cases, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of three murders also were reported during the festival, according to Myanmar Police.

The Yangon region saw a decrease in the number of cases related to the festival since last year, and police thanks the people for it.

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