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Passenger Bus Falls into Ravine in Myanmar; 19 Killed, 21 Injured

Passenger Bus Falls into Ravine in Myanmar; 19 Killed, 21 Injured

A passenger bus fell into a ravine in Myawaddy, in Kayin, Myanmar, on April 28th. According to sources, the accident happened after the driver lost control over the bus due to over-speeding. At least 19 people were killed while another 21 sustained injuries in the crash. The bus was carrying 40 passengers at the time. The accident is [...]

Bus Crash in Myanmar Claims 5 Lives

Bus Crash in Myanmar Claims 5 Lives

A passenger express bus crashed into a platform and overturned at Yangon-Pyin Oo Lwin highway in Thada Oo, Myanmar, on May 31. The accident happened when the Elite express bus was carrying 35 passengers. Five people, including 4 women, were killed in the accident while 15 others were injured. According to investigators, the sleepy driver [...]

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; where there’s gas, there are leaks.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; where there’s gas, there are leaks.

There will be no environmental effect from the natural gas pipelines in Myanmar. Deputy Minister of Energy U Aung Htoo has spoken, and declared it so. It's nice to know that Myanmar's Deputy Minister of Energy U Aung Htoo can be so confident when the rest of the world is constantly pulling a modern HAZMAT type "Hans Brinker" to plug the [...]

Myanmar Bus Crashes

Myanmar Bus  Crashes

On May 28, we heard reports that a bus en route from Yangon to Mandalay had a flat, skidded off a bridge, killing 11, and injuring 16, one of whom is American. A monk, four men and five women died at the scene. One person died later at the hospital. The names of those involved have not been released. The bus struck a traffic island [...]