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American Tourist Dies After Falling From Bagan Pagoda

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 pm
by Saiua
A foreign tourist died after falling from the top of a pagoda in the ancient city of Bagan on Tuesday evening, confirmed the Nyaung-U police station.

The US citizen injured her head and died while being transferred from Nyaung-U hospital to Mandalay Hospital, said U Aung Aung Kyaw, director of the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library (Bagan Branch).

“We’ve put notices in more than 20 places not to climb on pagodas. I heard that she fell while she was taking pictures. That pagoda was prohibited for climbing,” U Aung Aung Kyaw told The Irrawaddy.

The victim, whose age is not yet known, was lodging at Thiripyitsaya Hotel, and a small stupa near the pagoda was damaged as she fell.

Full story: Irrawaddy