Two people were killed in a bomb blast at Yoma Bank branch on Lanmadaw Street, Ward 3 in Lashio, Northern Shan State, yesterday evening.
Some 15 people, including 11 women and four men, were injured in the explosion, which took place on the top floor of the building. The injured have been admitted to hospital. Four men and four women were undergoing treatment at Lashio General Hospital. Daw Sanda Tun, 46 and Daw Maw Maw, 43 are staff of the Yoma Bank were killed on the spot.
The blast severely damaged the interior of Yoma Bank and several adjacent buildings. The police are investigating the cause of the explosion.