One dead, one in­jured in gold mine blast

The Myanmar Times - - News - – Than Naing Soe, trans­la­tion by Thiri Min Htun

An ex­plo­sion at a Man­dalay gold mine left one worker dead and an­other in­jured on July 10.

The work­ers were load­ing rolls of gun­pow­der for gold min­ing in the Shwe Than Danan com­pany’s TPK142 mine in Myaing Gyi Ngu ward of Thabeikkyin town­ship’s Chaung Gyi vil­lage tract. The rolls plus two bags of gun­pow­der, weigh­ing about 50 pounds, sud­denly det­o­nated.

Ko Soe Min Thu, 28, from Ngap­i­daung vil­lage in Ngazun town­ship, died on the spot. Ko Maung Kyaw, also known as Ko Wai Lu Kyaw, 22, from the same vil­lage, was in­jured and sent to Singu hos­pi­tal, then trans­ferred to Man­dalay hos­pi­tal.

The Thabeikkyin town­ship po­lice sta­tion opened a case and is in­ves­ti­gat­ing charges that could carry up to a 20-year prison sen­tence.

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