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Lashio

(lăsh`yō, ləshyō`), town, Shan state, E central Myanmar. It is a trade center and the terminus of the railroad line from Mandalay. Lashio was famous in World War II as the starting point of the Burma Road.

Lashio

 

a city in the Union of Burma, Shan National State. Population, approximately 20,000. It is an important transport center on the Chinese-Burmese highway and the Mandalay-Boduin railroad. There are large deposits of polymetallic ores (mined and processed by the Boduin-Namtu Combine) and of coal. Lashio also has sawmills.

Lashio

a town in NE central Myanmar: starting point of the Burma Road to Chongqing, China
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Burma's state media yesterday showed photographs of two unnamed government officials handing out money to victims at Lashio General Hospital.
To meet local authorities and community leaders, Quintana also visited remote ethnic minority states including Rakhine and Chin and some towns affected by religious and communal clashes including Meikhtila in Mandalay Region and Lashio in Shan State, where serious cases of abuses were reported.
A fireman clears up a burnt down market after riots in Lashio, eastern Myanmar, on May 30, 2013 (AFP/File, Ye Aung Thu)
News reports from the northern city of Lashio in Maynmar, near the border with China, told how Buddhist mobs, reacting to a quarrel between a Buddhist woman selling gasoline and her Muslim customer recently set fire to a mosque, a Muslim school and shops.
From there, the traffic enters Muse and connects southwards via the 'new' Burma Road (43) with Lashio, Mandalay and Yangon, and west-northwards via Stilwell Road with Bamo, Myitkyina and Ledo (India).
The fresh outbreak of anger against Muslims, led by radical Buddhist monks, came in the northern city of Lashio, leaving innocent people dead and properties owned by Muslims in ruins.
De nombreux soldats patrouillaient hier jeudi les rues de Lashio, une ville du nord-est de la Birmanie apres deux jours de violences entre bouddhistes et musulmans, dont des centaines ont fui leurs habitations pour se refugier dans un monastere.
LASHIO, Myanmar: Religious riots shook eastern Myanmar for a second day yesterday with one man hacked to death and four injured, a top official said, after an orphanage and mosque were burnt down.
YANGON -- A police officer and a monk in the remote Myanmar city of Lashio have confirmed that a mob burned down a mosque, a Muslim orphanage and shops in the northeastern town after rumours spread that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman.