Youth Pastor Shot Dead in Myanmar While Trying to Save Congregant from Burning House

The late Pastor Cung Biak Hum of Thantlang Centennial Baptist Church in Myanmar. | Facebook/Cung Biak Hum

On Saturday, a youth pastor in Myanmar was fatally shot as he tried to save one of his congregants from their burning home after the military set it ablaze.

Twitter user Nyein identified the pastor as Cung Biak Hum of Thantlang Centennial Baptist Church. Nyein also claimed that more than 15 houses were burned down in Chin State’s Thantlang Town.

Myanmar, located in Southeast Asia, borders several countries such as India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. On February 1 of this year, the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military, brought the country back under its rule following years of quasi-democracy.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Milton Quintanilla