Supreme court staff injured in bus crash
A truck accident in front of the Ministry of Construction in the capital yesterday injured 29 people, including all passengers and the driver.
The Dyna truck, ferrying staff from the Union Supreme Court, lost control around 9:30am, according to police, who added that the driver was going too fast. “The people who were wounded were sent to Nay Pyi Taw’s 1000-bed hospital at the time of the accident. There are some people with serious injuries,” said Police Lieutenant Than Kyaw Htay from Nay Pyi Taw’s traffic office.
One of the staff members who was onboard the truck at the time of the accident said, “I’m not sure what caused the accident. I know that the car is crushed. But I am OK, and not injured.”
Police from Ottarathiri township opened a case against the driver under sections 304, 337 and 338 of the penal code, for culpable homicide, endangering the life and safety of others, and causing grievous hurt.