22 killed, 10 injured in traffic collision in Myanmar


Photo: Myanmar Fire Services Department

YANGON, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 22 people were killed with 10 others injured in a traffic collision in Myanmar's Kayin state on Friday morning, said a press release from the Fire Service Department.

The crash which involved a vehicle and a passenger bus took place on Myawaddy-Kawkareik Asia Road in Myawaddy township at 11:00 a.m. local time.

The collision killed all passengers on the vehicle while 15 people were killed with some others injured in the passenger bus which plunged down a ravine.

The injured were sent to hospital while a search operation to rescue the rest of the passengers from the bus is underway, the release said.