Photo: India Today the water Festival in Myanmar

The mortality rate was 13 times more than last year.

In Myanmar during the four-day water festival killed 285 people, more than a thousand were injured, reports India Today.

“Traditional water festival Tinian this year took place from Thursday to Sunday, 13-16 April. The mortality rate was 13 times more than last year”, – stated in the message.

According to the newspaper, among the dead were 10 in Nay Piy Taw, 44 – in Yangon, 36 – in Mandalay, 26 in the region of Sagaing, 11 in the district Taninthari, 37 in bago district, 11 in the district of Magwe, 20 in Mon state, 17 in Rakhine, 29 Shan and 28 in the region of Ayawaddy.

Police registered at the water festival, a total of 1200 criminal cases. They were linked to murders, accidents, drug use, thefts, possession of weapons and gang violence.

As reported Корреспондент .netin October 2016 in a stampede at a religious festival in India has killed 19 people, another 25 were injured.