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9 dead, 5 critically injured in truck accident in Myanmar

Aug 30, 2022

Yangon [Myanmar], August 30: Nine people were killed and five others critically injured on Sunday in a collision between a heavy truck and a light truck in Mandalay region in central Myanmar, according to the Mandalay Region Police.
The tragedy took place when a 22-wheeler truck carrying cement bags and a light truck carrying 14 passengers collided on PyinOoLwin bypass road near a pine forest, a police officer told Xinhua.
All the dead and injured persons are from the light truck, he said.
Citing the Road Transport Administration Department, state-run Global New Light of Myanmar reported that there were 4,158 vehicle collisions in the country in the past year, leaving 5,460 injured and 2,075 dead.
Source: Xinhua

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