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China lodges solemn representations after 4 killed by Myanmar bomb

Updated: Mar 14,2015 10:15 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Myanmar Ambassador Thit Linn Ohn in Beijing on the night of March 13, lodging solemn representations to him after four Chinese people were killed by a bomb dropped by a Myanmar warplane in southwestern Yunnan province.

The bomb hit a sugarcane field in the border city of Lincang and killed four people working there on the afternoon of March 13. Nine others were also injured.

Earlier this week, the foreign ministry said that stray fire from a fight that occurred on March 8 between Myanmar’s government forces and a local ethnic army had damaged a house in China.

On March 13, Liu condemned the incident in the sugarcane field and urged Myanmar to thoroughly investigate the case and inform China of the result.

He also urged Myanmar to punish the perpetrator, appropriately handle the aftermath, and take immediate and effective measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents and safeguard the security and stability in the border areas between China and Myanmar.