Ranchi, Oct 27 (IANS) Myanmar’s Consul General Pyi Soe died and his wife was injured in a road accident in Jharkhand’s Giridih district on Friday, police said.
According to police, Soe was travelling in an Innova car with his family members when it crashed head-on with a truck at Galagi village, under Nimiyahat police station in Giridih. The diplomat was going to Kolkata from Bihar’s Gaya district.
According to the driver Bipin, he had swerved the vehicle in order to save a youth at a sharp bend on the road and lost control of the car.
The Innova was hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction.
The driver of the truck has been arrested.
The diplomat’s wife and two others were injured in the accident. Besides his wife, his personal secretary was travelling with him. His aide and the driver were the other two persons injured.
Soe sustained multiple injuries, including on his face.
He was admitted in a local hospital but died later. Giridih district Superintendent of Police and other officials rushed to the hospital on learning of the accident, but were informed about the death of the Myanmarese diplomat.
The three injured persons were brought to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, for treatment.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has condoled the death.
The Chief Minister also gave directions for proper treatment of the diplomat’s wife and others injured in the accident.
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