Bus-car collision in Myanmar kills 12 people

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Saturday, April 12, 2014


YANGON, Myanmar — A passenger bus has collided with a car and burst into flames along a Myanmar highway, killing 12 passengers and injuring five others.

The Information Ministry said the bus overtook the car Saturday and hit and dragged the vehicle, causing the fuel tank to explode. Six car occupants and six bus passengers died.

The collision happened on the highway linking Yangon, the largest city, with Mandalay, 715 kilometers to the north.

The highway is notorious for many accidents resulting in high number of deaths and injuries. Most are caused by speeding and defective road. (AP)

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