AA sets goods-laden bus on fire; driver injured

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AA set fire to a goods-laden bus on 20 January on the An-Sittwe Road in An Township. The driver of the vehicle sustained burns and has been hospitalized.
Acting on information that a vehicle had been set on fire at milepost 18/4 on the An-Sittwe Road, local police inspected the site at 9 am on 20 January.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Wai Yan Moe, 23, sustained burns on his legs and right arm, and is currently receiving treatment at the An Station Hospital.
According to the investigation, the Hyundai Bus, operating between Yangon and Sittwe, left Yangon’s Aungmingalar Station at 6.30 pm on 16 January and remained in An thereafter. The driver left An at 4 pm on 19 January with a consignment of goods. He was not accompanied by a bus conductor.
The bus’s engine failed after an engine oil leak at milepost 18/4, and the driver was forced to spend the night by the roadside.
At 2 am on 20 January, a group of AA insurgents arrived at the spot and set the bus, in which the driver was asleep, on fire. After 15 minutes, the driver managed to escape from the scene, though AA men fired at him.
Goods worth about K25 million also caught fire along with the bus, according to the Myanmar Police. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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