Myanmar Consul General in Kolkata killed in road accident
Giridih: The Myanmar Consul General in Kolkata, Pyi Soe, was killed and three others, including his wife, were injured when their vehicle collided with a truck in Giridih district on Friday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Akhilesh Beriar said.
Soe (49), was returning to Kolkata from Gaya in Bihar when the accident took place on GT Road, near Galagi, within the Nimiaghat police station limits, about 61 km from Giridih town, Beriar said. His vehicle, while trying to avoid hitting a motorbike, collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction, the SP said, adding that Soe died on the spot.
The three injured persons -- Soe's wife Nayo, personal adviser Tingung and driver Vipin Sing -- were admitted to a hospital in Ranchi.
Civil Surgeon Kameshwar Prasad said all the injured persons were out of danger.
The driver and the helper of the truck were arrested, the SP said. Soe was appointed the Consul General in Kolkata on December 6 last year.