13 injured after bus overturns in Mahlaing Township

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A passenger bus carrying 45 passengers turned over in Mahlaing Township. Photo: Thein Myint Kyaw (Meiktila)

A passenger bus overturned on the morning of 25 September near Thapyaypin village in Mahlaing Township after the driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a head-on collision with a car. Thirteen passengers were injured in the accident.
The mishap occurred between mileposts 10/7 and 11/0 of the Meiktila-Mahlaing road in Mahlaing Township. Wai Phyo Aung, who was driving the passenger bus, swerved to avoid an approaching car, but lost control of the vehicle, and the bus overturned. The driver of the car has been identified as U Tun Zaw Oo.
The bus was carrying 45 passengers — 31 men and 14 men. Thirteen passengers were injured in the mishap and were taken to the Meiktila People’s Hospital.
The Mahlaing Township Police have filed a case of reckless driving against U Tun Zaw Oo under Sections 338 and 337 of the Penal Code. —Thein Myint Kyaw (Meiktila)
(Translated by La Wonn)

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