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Tay Za, injured, arrives back to Rangoon

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burmese business tycoon Tay Za, who was stranded on ice-covered Fukanrazi Mountain in northern Kachin State for three days, arrived back home in Rangoon on Thursday, said a source close to his family.

Burmese Business tycoon Tay Za in front of a Bagan Airways craft in Rangoon. Along with five associates, he was stranded on a snow-capped mountain for three days before being rescued on Thursday morning. Photo : MizzimaTay Za arrived at about 2 p.m. via helicopter  from Putao in Kachin State through an arrangement with the military, according to the source.

He was given a medical checkup at Pan Hlaing Hospital in Rangoon and then returned to his home on Inya Road. His knee was injured in the accident.

A Bagan Airways hostess, who was one of five other persons traveling with Tay Za, injured her foot, sources said.

Tay Za, who is known as a business associate of key junta generals, is the owner of Bagan Airways and the Htoo Trading Company Ltd., a large conglomerate.

Tay Za and his team went to the mountain via helicopter on Tuesday  to conduct a survey prior to mountaineering in the area in March, sources said.

Due to bad weather, the helicopter attempted to land on the mountain and the aircraft became bogged down and stranded. A military rescue team reached the party on Thursday morning. 

The rescue helicopter, hired from a Chiang Mai-based company, reportedly dropped a rope to the victims and lifted them up from the ground to carry them off the mountain.


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