Shan Human Rights Foundation said it is calling for an official investigation into the murders of seven villagers in Mong Yaw village, Lashio District.
Medical staff at a local government hospital in Pacha Klo village in Hsihseng township in the Pa-O Self-Administrated Zone in Shan State have been absent from their posts, causing the deaths of sickly locals that could otherwise have been prevented.
Last week the Shan State Army North rejected an invitation to Naypyidaw to be part of a lavish declaration of peace in Burma. Now the Burmese army is paying them an unwelcome visit.
Four people were killed in a flash flood in eastern Shan State, where severe currents swept away local villagers and houses in the village of Kyaing Lat in Tachileik District.
The four, whose bodies were recovered on Wednesday, were as yet unnamed. Official sources said they were an older man, a mother and two children.