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14 dead in Myanmar bus crash

Published on May 13, 2014 2:32 PM
 

YANGON (AFP) - At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when an intercity bus crashed in heavy rain on an accident-prone highway in Myanmar, police said on Tuesday.

The crash happened on Monday evening on the main road between the capital Naypyidaw and the commercial hub of Yangon.

"It was pouring with rain and the diver lost control and the bus crashed into a bridge and fell onto a rail track," said police lieutenant colonel Min Aung of the Myanmar Police Force headquarters in Naypyidaw.

He said three of the 29 injured were in a serious condition. The bus was travelling from Naypyidaw to Yangon, a day after a major Southeast Asian summit in the showpiece capital.

 
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