A group of 15 men reportedly boarded the No. 42 YBS bus line and held the driver at knifepoint while robbing the passengers of their gold and cash.
Passengers lose valuables as looters rob No.42 YBS bus line
Yangon, July (30)
The No. 42 YBS bus line (6p/6057) serving for Shwe Pyi Thar- North Okkalapa- Aungmingalar Highway Bus Terminal- Tharkaeta route was robbed near Eaindra bus-stop near North Okkalapa around 2 pm on July 30.
“The robbery happened around 2 o’clock in the afternoon. When we arrived at North Okkalapa, a gang of about 15 people boarded the bus. There are not even ten people on the bus at that time. Those people held the driver at knife-point and took all the cash and valuables from the passengers. I hid the phone in my pants. They punched me for not having a phone. The No. 42 bus line is not safe, and there is no CCTV installed on the bus. I doubt that the drivers are partners in the crime,” one of the victims said.
The No.42 bus line is owned by the Shwe Pyi Thar Thar public company and runs from Thardukan industrial zone to North Okkalapa, Tharketa and Aungmingala Highway Bus Terminal.
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Today, the news spread by military supporters that the ‘YBS bus line robbed in Yangon’ will be checked.
The military-proxy netizens posed the misinformation on social media that a group of 15 men boarded the No. 42 YBS line and held the driver at knifepoint while robbing the passengers of their gold and cash.
That fake news went viral on social media such as Facebook and Telegram on the 29th and 30th of July.
It was reported that the No. 42 YBS bus line (6p/6057) serving for Shwe Pyi Thar- North Okkalapa- Aungmingalar Highway Bus Terminal- Tharkaeta route was robbed near Eaindra bus-stop near North Okkalapa around 2 pm on July 30.
The links of Pages and Facebook accounts that spread fake news are as follows.
When Than Lwin Times checked the content, it was found that the military supporters were hiding the truth and spreading misinformation.
The Yangon Region Public Transport Committee (YRTC) said in its statement that the news about YBS incident spreading on social media is just false news.
Moreover, No.42 YBS bus line (6p/6057) mentioned in the fake news is not on YBS’s list, and this kind of incident did not happen on July 30, the chairman of No. 42/65 YBS bus line of Shwe Pyi Thar Transportation Company limited confirmed to Mizzima.
You can see the news report about the incident on the YRTC page and the local media outlet in the following links.
Due to the facts above mentioned, Than Lwin Time has been able to verify that the content of “YBS bus line robbed in Yangon’ spread by the military supporters is just fake news.
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