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A WHO driver was killed when his vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples was attacked in Myanmar

A World Health Organisation vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples came under fire in Myanmar, in an attack that killed the driver and seriously injured a government official, the UN said Tuesday.

The attack happened on Monday in Minbya, in the country’s northwestern Rakhine state, where the military has been fighting with the Buddhist insurgent group Arakan Army.

The UN’s Myanmar mission named the driver as Pyae Sone Win Maung, saying it was “deeply saddened” to confirm his death.

Driver killed in attack on WHO vehicle carrying coronavirus samples in Myanmar
Pyae Sone Win Maung was driving a World Health Organisation vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples when it came under fire in Myanmar. (Supplied by Pyae Sone Win Maung’s family.)
“The WHO colleague was driving a marked UN vehicle from Sittwe to Yangon transporting COVID19 surveillance samples in support of the Ministry of Health and Sports. The United Nations is seeking further information on the circumstances of the incident,” the mission said in
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Vehicle carrying COVID-19 samples involved in I-195 crash

A crash on Interstate 195 involving a vehicle transporting COVID-19 samples is under investigation, according to state police.A tractor trailer and a Honda Civic collided in the westbound lanes of I-195 in Seekonk at about 9 a.m.The female driver was not injured, but she was initially taken to the hospital because of suspected exposure to the samples, state police said. The hazmat team determined the samples were not compromised, the container holding them was intact and the driver would be released, state police said. A spokeswoman with the State Fire Marshal’s office said the samples were en route to the lab.The crash is under investigation.

A crash on Interstate 195 involving a vehicle transporting COVID-19 samples is under investigation, according to state police.

A tractor trailer and a Honda Civic collided in the westbound lanes of I-195 in Seekonk at about 9 a.m.

The female driver was

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