efe-epaBy Grace Jajo. Imphal, India

Some 300 Myanmar citizens tried to cross the border with India on Saturday, the deadliest day since the Feb. 1 military coup with over 110 deaths reported, although they were stopped by security forces.

With a shared border stretching more than 1,600 kilometers (994 miles), along which people from both sides have ethnic and even family ties, India has become one of the main destinations for Myanmar citizens fleeing military repression. EFE-EPA