285 killed during Thingyan Water Festival in Myanmar

In a tragic incident, at least 285 people were killed during a four-day annual Thingyan Water Festival across Myanmar.

As many as 1,073 others were also injured during the water festival which is celebrated to welcome the traditional New Year.

A total of 1,200 criminal cases related to murder, car accident, drug-use, theft, arm possession and group violence were also registered during the water festival across the country which ran from Thursday to Sunday.