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An uniden­ti­fied 45-year-old man was killed in Man­dalay Re­gion on Oc­to­ber 15 af­ter his mo­tor­cy­cle was struck by a car al­legedly be­long­ing to a lo­cal non­profit group.

The driver, Ko Thet Phyo Aung, 24, was headed south on 62nd street in Pyi­gy­itagon town­ship at 10:30pm when he ran a red light at Thar­yarwaddy Min Gyi road. He was in a car with a logo of a lo­cal so­cial welfare as­so­ci­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The mo­tor­cy­clist, who was headed east on the cross street, was struck by the car and died on the way to Man­dalay hos­pi­tal. The next day, po­lice charged Ko Thet Phyo Aung un­der sec­tion 304 of the pe­nal code, for homi­cide with­out in­ten­tion to mur­der.

If con­victed he faces up to 10 years in prison. – Than Naing Soe, trans­la­tion by

Khine Thazin Han A Tai­wanese doc­tor was found dead in his ho­tel room in Yan­gon, ac­cord­ing to Ka­maryut town­ship po­lice.

The Myan­mar-born Tai­wanese cit­i­zen, Dr Thein Yin, 53, was in town to at­tend a con­fer­ence of car­di­ol­ogy ex­perts. Af­ter he failed to ap­pear at the con­fer­ence, he was found in his room, with blood com­ing from his nose. He was taken to Yan­gon Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the doc­tor’s death. –Toe Wai Aung, trans­la­tion by

Emoon A Magwe man was hos­pi­talised af­ter he fell through a bridge and onto the brick and metal sup­port struc­ture be­low, lead­ing res­i­dents to call for im­proved bridge safety.

The man was stand­ing on the Magwe fire bridge, which con­nects Magwe and Minbu, at around 3am on Oc­to­ber 17 when the con­crete floor gave way, ac­cord­ing to U Aung Win Sein, deputy di­rec­tor of the re­gional fire brigade.

“He was tak­ing shel­ter from the rain when the con­crete block on which he stood broke ... He was in­jured as he fell onto iron beams and bolts but he didn’t die as he man­aged to pro­tect his head,” U Aung Win Sein said.

Two fire­fight­ers res­cued the man and took him to Magwe hos­pi­tal where he is re­ceiv­ing treat­ment for non lifethreat­en­ing in­juries.

Res­i­dents are con­cerned about the bridge’s safety and have called for the con­crete slabs to be re­placed.

“How much could he have weighed? It’s not like an ele­phant was walk­ing on the bridge – it can’t even hold a man’s weight,” said Magwe res­i­dent U Soe Hlaing Min.

“The bridge will [con­tinue to] break be­cause they used poor-qual­ity con­crete and metal re­in­force­ment beams. A build­ing in­spec­torate needs to be es­tab­lished to en­sure proper ma­te­ri­als are be­ing used in con­struc­tion,” he added.

Last year a wo­man was in­jured af­ter she fell from the same bridge into the river be­low. – Nay Aung, trans­la­tion by Khine Thazin Han

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