Three killed in car fire after power line falls in Yangon


The victims, including two men and a three-year-old girl, were found dead under the dump truck when fire service personnel arrived at the scene. - Eleven Media Group/ANN

YANGON: Three people were killed in a car fire triggered by downed power line in Myanmar's commercial city Yangon on Monday (June 17), a fire services official said.

The fatal incident occurred at around 8am local time on Monday in Mingaladon Township of Yangon Region when a dump truck and another vehicle nearby caught fire after a power line fell on them, according to the fire services official.

Ko Htin Lin Aung, an official from the Pale fire services department, told Xinhua on Monday that the two vehicles had stopped when the power line fell on the vehicles.

The victims, including two men and a three-year-old girl, were found dead under the dump truck when fire service personnel arrived at the scene, he said.

The victims were residents of the area and were taken to a nearby hospital, he added. - Xinhua

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