Burmese Army Staff Dies in Motorcycle Crash
Eyewitnesses say the motorcyclist – i.e. the army staff – was speeding under the high influence of alcohol
By Rohingya Mirror | Rohingya Vision News
Maungdaw – One of the two Burmese (Myanmar) army staffs was killed in a motorcycle crash in Maungdaw Township, Arakan state, on Monday evening as the Police In-Charge failed to send them to Hospital in time.
The eyewitnesses said that two military personnel were speeding under the high influence of alcohol on Maungdaw-Buthidaung Highway near ‘MSF Office’ at ‘Shitael La’ hamlet, ‘Myoma Kayintan (Shidda Fara)’ village tract around 8:00PM, when the motorcyclist army staff lost control and hit the platform by the road – ejecting both victims, where the rider (the motorcyclist) then hit the platform with his head and subsequently lost sense.
It has been learnt that they belonged to the ‘Battalion 535’ based at the Basic Education High School in ‘Myoma Kayintan. They were said to be on their way back from a Liquor Bar at ‘Three-Mile-Area,’ Maungdaw, when they met with the accident.
As they met with the accident, a group of ‘Nay Tin (Regional Security) Police’ from the Maungdaw Police station met them while on a patrol. However, the Police, instead of immediately sending them to hospital for treatment, were busy in taking photographs and wasting time by asking questions to the army staff injured but still in sense – the army staff sitting at the back when their motorcycle crashed.
When the patrolling police realized the worsening situation of the army motorcyclist, they called up the traffic police and handed them over to them (the traffic police). So, the traffic police sent the two army staffs to the hospital and informed the Battalion that they (the army staffs) belonged to.
As soon as the army staffs were admitted to Maungdaw General Hospital, the critically injured motorcyclist passed away.
Later, two other army staffs from their camp arrived at the scene of the accident and went back for there were no people at the place for investigation of the accident. After a while, the Commander of the Battalion 535, Major Thu Yein Soe, and his team arrived at the scene and investigated about the accident. And then, they went to the military quarter, the MOC (Military Operation Command), at 10-Mile Area.
Around 11:00PM of the night (on 18th January 2016), the Tactical Operation Commander of the (Buthidaung) MOC arrived at the place of the accident and carried out further investigations.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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