Fearing Myanmar border battles, Thai kids taught to take cover

Fearing Myanmar border battles, Thai kids taught to take cover

The Straits Times - Asia·2021-03-23 06:05

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thai army rangers on Thailand's north-west border have been training children to duck, crawl and take cover, readying them for a spillover of fighting if conflict between Myanmar troops and ethnic armies resumes.

Thai elementary school students were performing evacuation drills late last week and preparing them for clashes as opposition mounts against Myanmar's military in the wake of its Feb 1 coup and use of deadly forces against demonstrators.

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