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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar college student shot by police dies as coup's 1st victim

20-year-old woman was on life support for 10 days after taking bullet to head

Medical workers carry the body of Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, who was shot in the head last week as police tried to disperse a crowd; she died in a hospital in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on February 19.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, a 20-year-old college student who took a bullet shot by police to the head, died on Friday, local media reported, citing medical staff and her family. She is the first victim among the hundreds of thousands who have taken to the streets to protest the coup that took place on Feb. 1.

The woman was in critical condition after the shooting, which took place on Feb. 9 in the capital Naypyitaw.

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