The kids killed have been boys between 12 and 14 years of age.
“UNICEF strongly condemns any strikes towards faculties and locations of studying, which should at all times be protected areas for youngsters,” Debora Comini, UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, mentioned in a statement.
“Assaults towards faculties are a grave violation of kids’s rights and worldwide humanitarian regulation.”
Based on media studies, over 100 youngsters have been current on the time of the assault. These killed and injured have been amongst many working to bunkers as army aircrafts dropped bombs and fired machine weapons.
Over 90 per cent of the college was reportedly destroyed.
The college is in an space just lately marked by intense clashes between army forces and armed teams opposing the junta, in keeping with media studies.
The strikes got here because the military coup marked its third anniversary on 1 February amid a deepening humanitarian disaster that has left 18.6 million folks throughout the nation depending on assist.
Because the army takeover in 2021, armed conflicts throughout Myanmar have intensified, together with indiscriminate airstrikes leading to quite a few civilian casualties, mass killings of detainees, dismemberment, desecration of our bodies, rape and the intentional burning of total villages
The Unbiased Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM), mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to gather proof of significant crimes, revealed that the sample of such crimes pointed to an “organizational coverage” of the junta.
“The proof reveals a sample that signifies that these will not be remoted crimes, however relatively a manifestation of an organizational coverage applied on a widespread and systematic foundation by the army regime,” Nicholas Koumjian, head of IIMM mentioned in a statement final week.
“Nobody has but been held accountable for these crimes, which has deepened the tradition of impunity within the nation,” he added.