7 killed, 12 injured in eastern Myanmar road mishap

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Nay Pyi Daw, Aug 27 (IANS) Seven persons were killed and 12 injured in a passenger vehicle crash on Saturday morning near Nantohn village in Thibaw township of Myanmar’s easternmost Shan state, a local police official said.

With 30 persons, including drivers and conductors on board, the vehicle on the Nay Pyi Daw – Lashio route crashed and overturned due to a slip on the road caused by heavy rainfall, according to the official, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 2,229 persons were killed in road accidents across Myanmar in the first half of 2016, according to the Myanmar Police Force.



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