Truck veers off cliff in Shan State, 3 dead

Loilem District firefighters rescue victims at the scene. Photo: Pwint Thitsar
Loilem District firefighters rescue victims at the scene. Photo: Pwint Thitsar

Three men died and four were injured when a 12 wheeler’s brakes failed and tumbled down a cliff near milepost 165/3 of the Loilem-Mongpawn Highway in Loilem Township, Shan State, around 4:30 pm on 5 January. The four survivors suffered non-fatal injuries and were rescued by the Loilem District Fire Brigade. Myitta Chone Hlwar humanitarian society and White Youth philanthropic organization assisted in moving the injured and the dead to Loilem People’s Hospital. —Pwint Thitsar (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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