On 30 December 1994, on the outskirts of Wuntho on the Bonkyaung bridge a Mandalay-Myitkyina passenger train derailed when its brakes failed and one passenger car plummeted into a ravine. In all, 102 people were killed and 53 were seriously injured.
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^Associated Press (2 January 1995) "Train derails in Myanmar, 102 killed" Toronto Star page A-13
^Staff (5 January 1995) "Rail derailment kills 102, injures 53" BBC Summary of World Broadcasts from Radio Myanmar, Rangoon, in Burmese, 1330 GMT 31 December 1994