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Bomb Blasts Hit Burma Dam Project


A series of bomb blasts at the site of a controversial dam project in a remote part of Burma has destroyed cars and buildings and wounded one man.

Officials said the Saturday explosions took place in the early hours of the morning at four locations where the Myitsone Dam is under construction in the country's northernmost Kachin State.

Authorities say one person sustained slight injuries in the attacks.

Environmental and rights activists have campaigned against the dam. When built, the dam is expected to create a reservoir flooding an area the size of New York City, covering dozens of villages and holy sites and displacing thousands of local people.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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