More than 90 people have been treated for dysentery at the public hospital in Prome, with at least half of them suffering from acute symptoms.
A fifth victim escapes from blaze by jumping out of a window.
Local reporters in Pegu Division refused to cover a visit by the Burmese vice president on Tuesday, choosing instead to stage a silent protest.
Trishaw drivers pedalled the streets of Prome, central Burma, on Thursday to protest a recent municipal council regulation requiring them to install side-rails on the passenger seats of their vehicles.
Burma’s former capital Rangoon is gearing up for major developments with a new zoning proposal that includes a recreational riverside green zone and demarcated heritage zones.
Two youths detained in Prome were allegedly tortured during interrogation according to sources close to the family