A new project has been launched with the aim of reducing the high rate of traffic fatalities on Burma’s most notorious highway.
Malaysian movie star meets with Burma’s Transportation and Communications Minister, as well as Aung San Suu Kyi.
Most problems were concentrated in Burma’s largest cities, but accidents involving pilgrims in other parts of the country have claimed nearly a dozen lives.
Eleven other people aboard the white canter car that crashed as it was traveling to Rangoon on a pilgrimage suffered serious injuries.
Fewer fatal accidents were reported on the first day of Thingyan this year, amid new restrictions and an increased police presence.
The death of the beauty contestant comes at a time of growing concern about the safety of Burma’s roads.