Monday, March 14, 2011

Truck overturns in Chin State, five die

Monday, 14 March 2011 17:07 Aung Myat Soe

Bangkok (Mizzima) – Failed breaks on a dangerous stretch of road caused a fatal accident when a truck carrying passengers overturned on Friday, killing five people and injuring 35, according to witnesses.

The spot where a truck overturned about five miles
north of Tedim in Chin State, killing five people.
Witnesses said the breaks on the bus failed.
Photo : Mizzima
The truck, carrying more than 50 passengers, overturned about 10 a.m. after its brakes failed on a downhill stretch of road near Lamzan village, located five miles (8 km) north of Tedim. The injured were taken to Tedim Hospital.

On November 26, a passenger bus overturned near Tedim and 17 people died. Since November 2010, four vehicle accidents in the area have caused a total of 24 deaths, sources said.

Before the accident, soldiers from the junta’s Infantry Battalion  No. 269 requisitioned some passengers who were removed from the truck, which later overturned.

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