Six-wheeler overturns leaving 7 dead, 21 injured

A six-wheeler truck carrying the accessories of the “Pwint Naychi” drama group overturned, leaving seven people dead and 21 injured. The accident took place downhill in Kungyangon on the Myawady-Kawkareik Road on 5 October.
Thingan Nyinaung rescue team and other rescue teams rushed to the scene. It is known that the truck was unable to control its speed and slipped through the road.
“Eight of the 21 injured people are in critical condition. The car’s brakes failed while it was on downhill and crashed into roadside barrier and overturned.
The car was fully loaded with items required for the theatrical troupe and the people were on top of them.
Therefore, when the accident happened, the people on the top were badly hurt,” said a member of the rescue team.
“Five males including a two-year-old boy died at the scene. Fourteen men and seven women were badly injured and sent to the Myawady District People’s Hospital,” said a member of the rescue team.
“This is the worst of all accidents theatrical troupes have ever experienced in history,” said theatrical actress Daungmalay, daughter of theatrical artiste U Shwe Daung Nyo and sister of famous writer Saya Chit Oo Nyo. — TWA/GNLM

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