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A Month of Fires in Thantlang, Myanmar

By Human Rights Watch
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Since October 29, numerous fires have severely damaged Thantlang, a remote town in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin State. The evidence from space is undeniable: residential homes, places of worship, commercial buildings, and more have been reduced to ash. Click to expand Image Satellite image recorded on November 26, 2021 at 1:16 p.m. local time shows a smoke plume from an active fire on the southeastern part of Thantlang town, Chin State, Myanmar. © 2021 Planet Labs Inc. To monitor the situation, Human Rights Watch used data provided by the Fire Information for Resource Management…


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