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Since Feb 1 coup in Myanmar, over 15,000 people estimated to have crossed the border into India: UN chief

IndiaTimes Friday, 1 October 2021
More than 15,000 people from Myanmar are estimated to have crossed the border into India since the February 1 military coup there, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said, telling the General Assembly in a report that armed clashes have erupted mostly in regions and states along the borders with Thailand, China and India and are raising concern about regional implications of the crisis.
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