Supreme court staff in­jured in bus crash

The Myanmar Times - - News - – Pyae Thet Phyo, trans­la­tion by Khine Thazin Han

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.

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