Blast at US embassy in Yangon linked to safety drill

A small explosion at the US embassy in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon on Sunday was linked to a safety drill, police said, adding that there were no injuries.

"During a safety drill in the embassy compound, a tear gas blast accidently occurred," said Zaw Win, a police officer in Kamarut Township where the embassy is located.

He said the embassy had informed police "about the accident."

Smoke and a foul smell were reported from outside the embassy, according to local media reports.

Last update: Sun, 24/07/2016 - 20:42

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