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Published on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 22:07
Nine people injured in the Air Bagan plane crash in eastern Shan State have been transferred to the Yangon General Hospital yesterday evening from Sao San Tun Hospital in Taunggyi.
Dr Kyaw Kyaw, the hospital's medical superintendent, said today that among the injured people, seven Myanmar citizens have been hospitalized as in-patients while the two French tourists are receiving medical treatments as outpatients.
The nine patients were transferred from Sao San Tun Hospital to the Yangon General Hospital following the instruction from the health minister.
"None of the patients are in serious danger. As they are emergency patients, they are being treated at this hospital," said Dr Kyaw Kyaw.
Grace, deputy director of Air Bagan, said the other passengers have been taken to a hotel after undergoing medical checkups at Victoria Hospital.
Air Bagan’s domestic plane flying for Yangon-Mandalay-Heho route crashed as it was heading to land at Heho Airport, claiming the lives of two people including tour guide Nwe Lin Shein.
A total of ten people were injured in the plane crash including eight passengers and two pilots. One of the injured passengers was flown to Bangkok, Thailand for medical treatment.
The plane carried a total of 65 passengers. The crashed plane collided with two motorcyclists riding on Mandalay-Taunggyi road and one of them died on the spot and other one was severely injured.
The state-owned media reported that the government has formed a four-member investigation commission to investigate the plane crash.
Air Bagan announced yesterday that the black box from the airplane has been recovered after a few hours of the accident and the flight data recorder will be tested in Singapore.