Brief description of the situation
According to the initial reports, 32 people were killed with many injuries. About 10,000 populations were displaced and are now staying in temporary camps. A total nine camps were set up in Meik Htila township. 5 camps are located in different schools and other 4 camps where located in the 4 monasteries were organized by the communities. The state of emergency imposed in the 4 townships in Mandalay Region on 22nd March is still in place. The security situation is reported to be tense.
The above incident has also spread the neighbouring townships and according to local media, one mosque and 55 houses were set on fire in Yamin Thin township of Mandalay region on 22 March 2012. Small incidents also reported in Lewai township where 2 villages were affected to due to this violence.