11 killed in Myanmar bus accident

Yangon, May 25 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 15 others injured Saturday when a passenger bus overturned on Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw highway in Myanmar, reported Xinhua citing state-run radio.

With about 30 passengers on board, the bus “Manshwe Myodaw”, setting out from Yangon and heading for Mandalay, overturned at 6.30 a.m. (local time) at a location about 127 km from Nay Pyi Taw, claiming the lives of 11 people on the spot.

A US national was slightly injured during the accident in which the bus was almost destroyed.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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