Myanmar revives 'Death Railway'

Updated: Apr 25, 2013 17:04 IST

Children walk near a Japanese war memorial in Thanbyuzayat, in Myanmar's eastern Mon state. Weeds have swallowed much of the old railway track and a modest cemetery is a lonely testament to the thousands of prisoners of war and Asian workers forced to built the
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Children walk near a Japanese war memorial in Thanbyuzayat, in Myanmar's eastern Mon state. Weeds have swallowed much of the old railway track and a modest cemetery is a lonely testament to the thousands of prisoners of war and Asian workers forced to built the "Death Railway". But Myanmar's plan to reinvigorate the railway aims to transform the area. (AFP)

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