Some fleeing Myanmar violence allowed treatment at Thai border

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    Published: 2021-03-30 12:22:20 BdST

Rescue workers and soldiers carry a wounded person who is fleeing the violence in Myanmar and seeking medical treatment at the Thai border village of Mae Sam Laep, Mae Hong Son province, Thailand Mar 30, 2021. REUTERS

More than a dozen people fleeing violence in Myanmar were allowed to cross into Thailand on Tuesday to receive medical treatment at a border village, Reuters witnesses said.

A health official in Mae Sam Laep village said the people who arrived by boat across the river marking the border were ethnic Karen who opposed Myanmar's military coup in February. Activists on Monday accused Thailand of pushing would-be refugees back into Myanmar.