2 traffic accidents occured at the same highway in Myanmar, leaving 5 dead

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-24 14:21:57|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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YANGON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Four people including two children were killed on Thursday with five others injured in a car crash on Myanmar's highway, said a release from the Office of the Highway Police.

Losing control while taking a turn, a car carrying 11 passengers aboard crashed into the highway guardrails and overturned at the milepost 20/4-20/5 on the Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon highway at 06:30 a.m. local time.

Also, another highway accident took place due to the sleep-deprived driving on the same highway as the light truck carrying 14 people on board crashed into the road barriers when its driver went drowsy while driving, at 8:00 a.m. local time.

The accident killed the truck driver and injured 12 people, the release said.

The highway police force is urging people to comply with traffic laws as well as to cooperate with traffic police in carrying out road safety measures.

Human errors such as overspeeding, negligent driving and drowsy driving and others -- defective vehicles and severe weather are mostly responsible for the deadly motor vehicle accidents on Myanmar's highway.