Monday, December 6, 1999
5 die as trains collide
Five people are believed to have been killed in a collision between 2
trains near the nation's capital Yangon.
It is understood that a local train from Bago struck the rear of a Yangon
to Mandalay express train which had stopped at a danger signal. The accident
occurred on Friday 17 December 1999 at Toegyaung Galay.
Estimates of the
casulaties vary considerably as sources are fearful of the consequences
of talking ot reporters. A passenger on one of the trains said that possibly
5 people had been killed. Another source suggests that the figure may be
higher. Reports of the number of injured
vary between 10 and 33.
- Web sources:
than 30 believed injured in Myanmar train crash
Tampa Bay Online 22Dec 1999