4 killed, 15 injured in truck accident in southeastern Myanmar

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-11 19:10:14|Editor: Xiaoxia
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YANGON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Four people including three women were killed on the spot with 15 others injured in a truck accident in Myanmar's Kayin state, according to the Home Affairs Ministry on Saturday.

The accident took place in Hlaingbwe township on Friday morning, the release said.

A truck carrying 19 people aboard rolled backward and plunged into a nearby ravine at a depth of nine meters as the truck engine stopped while it was travelling on the uphill road in the township.

The injured were brought to the Hpa-an General Hospital for treatment.

The truck driver was charged for negligence driving by the township police.