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