Terrorists Launch Mine Attack on a Train carrying Stone Blocks between Theinzeik and Donwun Stations in Bago-Mawlamyine Rail Segment

On 18 March, a landmine explosion took place on the railroad in Bago-Mawlamyine rail segment between Theinzeik and Donwun stations while No (686) down train with stone blocks was passing by the scene. The said-train was leaving Thae Phyu Gon for Kali derailed that resulted in damage of its locomotive explosion-resistant carriage and six other carriages.

As a result of the explosion, 449 passengers being taken in No (81) regular up train leaving Yangon were transported to Thaton Station by seven vehicles. Then,, they all were further transported to Mawlamyine by No (82) down train. In return, 441 passengers being taken in No (82) regular down train were further transported to Mawlamyine by No (81) up train.

Since 1st February 2021 until now, insurgents and terrorist have launched 130 IED attacks on railroad and in the area of stations in Myanmar’s railway network, blown up 52 railway bridges, and set fire to stations and staff housings for 12 times.

The Government is launching projects to upgrade railway transport system for convenient public travel and goods transportation. By contrast, terrorists and insurgents are committing repeatedly acts of violence on state-owned locomotives, carriages, railroad, bridges, passengers and goods, endangering the lives of passengers who are traveling with trains. The entire local people are strong opposing and condemning such terrorist acts, reports say.

Source: MWD (19-3-2024)

  • No (686) down train with stone blocks derailed on the railroad in Bago-Mawlamyine rail segment between Theinzeik and Donwun stations while passing by. As a consequence, the train schedules were delayed.
  • Since 1st February 2021 until now, insurgents and terrorist have launched 130 IED attacks on railroad and in the area of stations in Myanmar’s railway network, blown up 52 railway bridges, and set fire to stations and staff housings for 12 times.
engdate: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 10:45
month: 
March, 2024