Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tay Za group rescued from mountain

Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:01 Mizzima News

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – After three days of exposure to the elements on a snow-capped mountain, Burmese business tycoon Tay Za and five companions were rescued by a special military team on Thursday.

Burmese businessman and
junta associate Tay Za.
Photo : Mizzima
There were reportedly no injuries, and the group was in good condition.

The party was rescued when lines were dropped to the ground, and they were pulled up to a helicopter and then evacuated to Putao in Kachin State in northern Burma.

An official with the Htoo Trading Company, which is owned by Tay Za, told Mizzima that the group could return to Rangoon on Thursday.

Tay Za’s party included two air hostesses of Bagan Airways, which is owned by Tay Za, and four men who were stranded when their helicopter dug into the snow while trying to land on Tuesday.

The mountain was identified as Phone Kan Razi.

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