Thursday, June 16, 2011

Burmese workers killed on Malaysian highway

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 17:21 Mizzima News

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Two young Burmese migrant workers riding a motorcycle to buy phone cards were killed in a highway accident in Selangor, Malaysia last weekend, a brother of one of the victims said.

Timber mill workers Than Win Hlaing, 25, and Saiang Lian Mang, 18, were on a highway 33 miles (53 kilometres) northwest of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur when their motorcycle smashed into the back of a preceding car, throwing the duo into the path of an oncoming car. Both died, a brother of one of the accident victims said.

“The two had gone to buy mobile phone cards … the riders were hurled onto the other side of the road and went under a speeding car, crushing Saiang Lian Mang’s head,” his brother Tawk Nei Lian said.

Saiang Lian Mang died instantly and was taken to Serdang Hospital in Sepang while Than Win Hlaing was declared dead at Ampang Hospital an hour after the collision.

Than Win Hlaing was a son of Hla Shwe and Khin Win, of Lanekone village, Latpadan Township, Pegu (Bago) Division, Burma. Saiang Lian Mang was the son of Bual Hlei Thang and Khuang Nawn Thluai, of Varpi village, Kalay Township, Sagaing Division.

Than Win Hlaing had been working in Malaysia for four years, whereas Saiang Lian Mang had arrived in February this year.

The bodies of the two are in the hospitals’ morgues awaiting autopsy.

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