May 11, 2021, 1:05 am
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Woman shot during Myanmar anti-coup protests dies

A young woman has become the first protester to die in the anti-coup demonstrations in Myanmar after she was shot in the head.

Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, 20, was injured earlier last week when police tried to disperse protesters using water cannon, rubber bullets and live rounds.

Her wound was consistent with one from live ammunition, rights groups say.

Myanmar has seen days of protests following a coup which overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government.

“I feel really sad and have nothing to say,” her brother Ye Htut Aung told news agency Reuters.

The protester, who turned 20 after she was shot, had been on live support since taken to hospital on 9 February.

According to BBC Burmese, who spoke to an unnamed medical officer shortly after the injury took place, she had suffered a serious head injury.

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