Since a series of earthquakes late last year put large cracks in the Taung Na Win reservoir, some locals have abandoned their homes and taken to sleeping on top of nearby hills.
Authorities said a waterproof layer of concrete added in recent years to the top of the pagoda, which dates back to A.D. 4, was damaged but nothing was stolen.
“While we were saying prayers, [they] threw stones at all sides of the house. Six people were injured. One of them was seriously injured on his head,” said Rev. San Kew.