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Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:50
Fire victims taken to Kantbalu Hospital on November 9 / Photo - Ye Yint Aung (Shwebo)/EMG
The 93 survivors of the recent train fire in northwest Myanmar are still in danger and are in need of more aid.
The No. 87 train heading for Myitkyina, which was transporting oil in three of its carriages, slipped off the tracks on the evening of November 9 in Kantbalu, Sagaing region. When villagers from the area gathered around the wreckage to gather oil, fire suddenly erupted, killing 25 people. The rest of the victims were rushed to the Kantbalu Hospital where they are now undergoing treatment.
“They (the patients) are vulnerable to infection because their skins are completely burnt. Although the hospital is providing the best service, the chances for survival are slim,” the hospital doctor said.
Several organisations have provided medical aid to the victims but the hospital said it needs more supplies of Ceftazidine, Siver Dem, Wakadine, Bioplacenta, E-Glob, Somproz, Glendisteron, Canular, Pantocid and Ciprofox.