The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that he is appalled by the escalating violence of the military in Myanmar.
In a statement he said that the killing of demonstrators, arbitrary arrests and the reported torture of prisoners violate fundamental human rights. He called upon the international community to take steps to bring an end to the repression by the military.
According to the UN 138 peaceful protestors have been killed in Myanmar since February 1 after the military took over power from the civilian government headed by the state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Meanwhile Myanmar continues to witness large scale protests and police firing. Following the killing of 38 people on Sunday, at least 20 people were shot dead yesterday, said the advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) of Myanmar.
The network connectivity monitoring agency NetBlocks reported that mobile internet remained disconnected in Myanmar for the second day while fixed line wifi connectivity has been restored.