At least nine people were killed and 50 wounded in three explosions at a new year water festival in the former Myanmar capital of Yangon on Thursday, witnesses and hospital sources said. The government has not blamed any group or indicated the cause of the explosions. There were no immediate claims of responsibility. "We have seen at least 50 wounded people taken to hospital and nine people died," a witness at Yangon General Hospital said. The junta has in the past blamed bombings on anti-government dissident groups and separate ethnic rebels seeking autonomy in the country that has been under military rule since 1962. "Some people were wounded but we are not in a position to give you further detailed information since necessary investigations are still in progress," police said. Most of the pavilions on U Htaungbo Road along the scenic lakeside are run by companies close to the authorities.