Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:09
The death toll of November 9 fuel freight train accident in Kanbalu has reached 65.
Thirty-eight of the victims died while undergoing treatment at two hospitals – 32 at Kanbalu Hospital and six at Mandalay General Hospital—as of December 10.
Six injured victims undergoing treatment at Kanbalu Hospital are still in critical condition, sources said.
After the special fuel freight train derailed near Chuckkyi train station, the fuel tankers the train was carrying caught fire. Twenty-seven people died on the spot while 80 were injured.
After the accident, 20 injured were rushed to Mandalay General Hospital. Of them, six died and 10 were discharged after treatment.
“Three of the remaining four need skin transplant,” the medical superintendent at the hospital said.
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