About 11 a.m. on January 3,2020,18 people were killed when a Toyota and a passenger bus crashed into a 150-foot gully on the side of the road near Kunqian bend on the Miaohuadi Asian Highway in Karen, Myanmar's Chinese website said.
Seven people, including drivers, were known to have died in the toyota,11 were killed in the passenger bus and 34 were injured to varying degrees.
Passenger buses were known to carry 45 passengers from Rangoon to Miaowadi. All 45 passengers are legal migrant workers planning to travel to Thailand. As the vehicle drove near the Kunqian bend, the passenger bus brakes burst and crashed into the oncoming Toyota.
After the accident, the fire department of the town of miaowadi sent two fire engines, ding ganinao fire station sent a search and rescue vehicle, gagali fire station sent a search and rescue vehicle,35 search and rescue personnel to the scene of the accident to carry out rescue work. At the same time, military soldiers and regional public welfare organizations also went to the scene of the accident to cooperate with the fire department to carry out search and rescue work, and sent the injured to the people's Hospital of Miaowadi County for treatment.
It is reported that the accident occurred in the area has been serious traffic accidents. In May 2017, after Myanmar's water splashing festival ended,22 people were killed when a bus ploughed into a gully for workers who planned to return to Thailand.