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Truck overturns in Chin State, five die

Bangkok (Mizzima) – Failed breaks on a dangerous stretch of road caused a fatal accident when a truck carrying passengers overturned on Friday, killing five people and injuring 35, according to witnesses.

The spot where a truck overturned about five miles north of Tedim in Chin State, killing five people. Witnesses said the breaks on the bus failed. Photo : MizzimaThe truck, carrying more than 50 passengers, overturned about 10 a.m. after its brakes failed on a downhill stretch of road near Lamzan village, located five miles (8 km) north of Tedim. The injured were taken to Tedim Hospital.  

On November 26, a passenger bus overturned near Tedim and 17 people died. Since November 2010, four vehicle accidents in the area have caused a total of 24 deaths, sources said.

Before the accident, soldiers from the junta’s Infantry Battalion  No. 269 requisitioned some passengers who were removed from the truck, which later overturned.
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 March 2011 19:01 )  

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