According to the Station Master of Yangon Railway Station, on August 18, a mine attack targeted a freight train traveling from Mandalay to Yangon. This incident led to temporary suspension of the Yangon-Mandalay passenger express train schedules.
The specific train involved was the 924 downstream train, and the explosion occurred between Kanyut Kwin and Taw Kywein in Phyu Township. As a result, the passenger express train schedules were suspended, and the selling of tickets was also halted.
The extent of the damage to the train, railroad and any casualties is unknown. The Station Master mentioned that repairs are carried out on the Yangon-Mandalay railroad, and trains will operate on a normal schedule when it is completed.
According to locals, this incident has caused significant inconvenience for travelers who rely heavily on the Yangon-Mandalay passenger express train.