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One man dies, second man loses fingers at Rangoon water slide


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A 24-year-old man died while he was playing on a water slide at the Natural World Company in People’s Square in Dagon Township on June 1, according to sources.

The dead man was identified as San Tun Win of Seikkyi-Khanaungto. He was employed at an aluminum pot factory in Insein Township in Rangoon. No other details were available.

On the same day, sources said another man, Tin Aung Phyo, 21, lost a number of fingers when they were cut off while he was playing on a water slide in the park area.

His family was offered 200,000 kyat (about US$ 175) but the family refused the money.

Nationalities Assembly MP Phone Myint Aung, who visited Tin Aung Phyo in Rangoon Hospital, said the man had placed his right hand in a crack between iron plates leading to the loss of his fingers.

'The company must understand that they run a business and they need to ensure safety but they failed to do so’, said Phone Myint Aung. ‘That’s why the family did not accept the 200,000 kyat. His aunt told me that she asked the company officials whether they would cut off their fingers if she gave them 200,000 kyat. The incident caused the family intense mental suffering’.

The water-slide garden in People’s Square is located across from the People’s Parliament building. The area of the garden is about 150 acres. It was first opened in 1990. The Rangoon municipality has since transferred the water slide area to the Natural World Company, according to the Myanmar Times newspaper.


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