Eight injured in bus accident on old Yangon-Mandalay highway

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At least eight people were injured when a bus flipped over on the old Yangon-Mandalay highway in Meiktila Township, Mandalay Region, on Friday morning, according to police.
The accident took place between milepost 333/3 and 333/4 on the road near the Power Full filling station at 10.10 am on 18 May.
Travelling towards Nay Pyi Taw from Meiktila, a passenger bus carrying 15 people and driven by Hein Boe Aung, 26, flipped over and onto the shoulder of the road after he lost control, according to police.
The accident left eight people injured, including four men and four women, who are now being treated at Meiktila Hospital.
Police have registered the case and ordered investigations to determine the cause of the accident.
Police have filed charges against the driver under Section 279/ 337 and 338 of the Penal Code, charging him with reckless driving.


Thein Myint Kyaw (Meiktila)

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