11 Killed, 15 Injured In Myanmar’s Highway Crashes In Feb

Eleven people were killed and 15 others injured, in traffic accidents on Myanmar’s Yangon-Mandalay highway, in Feb this year, the Nay Pyi Taw Expressway Traffic Police Force said, yesterday.

The figure was up compared to that registered in Jan, when eight people were killed and 13 others injured, in traffic accidents occurred on the same highway, official data showed.

A total of 12 road crashes occurred on the busiest highway in Myanmar in Feb, causing damage of 14.15 million kyats (over 6,738 U.S. dollars), it added.

The 587-km highway, connecting the country’s commercial city Yangon, and the second largest city of Mandalay, was inaugurated in Dec, 2010.

Human errors, such as overspeeding and negligent driving are mostly blamed for the highway accidents in the country.

Last year, a total of 57 people were killed and 280 others injured, in 169 road crashes on the Yangon-Mandalay highway, official figures showed.–

Source: NAM News Network