Burma

Yangon Bus Collision Death Toll Rises to 10

By The Irrawaddy 10 July 2017

YANGON — The number of people dead after a collision between two Yangon Bus Service (YBS) vehicles on Friday rose to 10 on Sunday, according to state media, marking the accident as the most deadly since the Yangon divisional government launched the new bus service six months ago.

Nine passengers died and 34 were injured after YBS buses 37 and 55 collided at a bus stop on Pyay Road in Mingaladon Township around 1:30 p.m. The driver of bus 55 died of his injuries on Friday night.

Nearly 1,000 mourners—mostly students—and Yangon Division’s transportation minister Daw Nilar Kyaw attended a funeral service at Yangon’s Yeway Cemetery on Sunday for a 21-year-old university student who was killed in the accident.

In response to the collision, Yangon Region Transport Authority replaced the vehicles servicing line 55 and changed the name to line 90 on Sunday.

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