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VIDEO: Schoolgirls ‘possessed’ in the Delta

A student is restrained by classmates as she flails and screams in pain. (DVB footage)

Shan Yekyaw High School lies among lush paddy fields and banana groves in an area often referred to as the “ricebowl” of Burma – the Irrawaddy Delta. But in the past several months the tranquil ambience of this idyllic pastoral landscape has been shattered by the screams and shrieks of schoolchildren, apparently possessed by ghosts.

DVB travels to Myaungmya to speak to those affected and to investigate this strange phenomenon. Is it a case of mass hysteria? Repressed trauma? Or have vengeful spirits really taken hold of these children’s souls?

Read report HERE