Drowsy Driver Sends Rakhine Chief Minister's SUV Into Stream, No One Hurt

By Min Aung Khine 9 November 2018

SITTWE, Rakhine State — The Rakhine State chief minister’s SUV fell into a stream next to a bridge along the main road between Yangon and the state capital of Sittwe early Friday morning, but no one was injured.

U Nyi Pu was returning to Sittwe from Naypyitaw when the accident occurred at about 5 a.m. in Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U Township.

The SUV veered off the road and down the bank “because the driver was feeling sleepy,” said U Kyaw Khin, the chief minister’s support officer, who was among the three men on board.

He said the driver was tired because he had been driving since they left Naypyitaw at 7 p.m. the previous day and that the chief minister was now back at work at his office in Sittwe.