11 killed, 16 injured in Myanmar bus accident

AP News
Posted: May 26, 2013 8:03 AM
11 killed, 16 injured in Myanmar bus accident

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar state media say a bus traveling from Yangon to Mandalay skidded off a bridge, killing 11 people and injuring 16 others, including an American citizen.

State newspapers reported Sunday that the accident occurred Saturday when a tire on the bus blew, causing the vehicle to skid and plunge off the bridge into a stream below.

They said the bus was carrying 27 people.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon confirmed an American was among the injured but gave no other details.

Enough's Enough
Walter E. Williams

The highway is notorious for accidents, mainly due to speeding and careless driving around its many sharp curves.