A new project has been launched with the aim of reducing the high rate of traffic fatalities on Burma’s most notorious highway.
Highway police and a bomb disposal team were called to inspect the bus, but no explosives were found.
The death of the beauty contestant comes at a time of growing concern about the safety of Burma’s roads.
The number of deaths on Burma’s roads reached nearly 500 in March alone — a significant increase over the monthly average for last year.
Burma’s new Construction Minister Win Khaing has announced a plan to close more than half of the toll booths on the country’s roads.
A bus carrying members of the Union Karenni State Youth crashed en route to Naypyidaw, leaving one passenger dead and more than 20 injured.