Funeral held for 13-year-old boy shot by military in Myanmar – video

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    A funeral was held for a 13-year boy in Yangon, one of the more than 100 people who were killed in the bloodiest day since Myanmar’s coup on 1 February. Emotional family and friends of Sai Wai Yan gathered around his coffin and wept. His devastated mother crying, ‘My son, my son, are you leaving me behind?’. At least six children between the ages of 10 and 16 were among those killed on Saturday, according to news reports and witnesses. The death toll since the beginning of the coup now sits above 400

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    In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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