7/16/2008 - Security has been tightened in some places in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, after a student from Sittwe Computer University died in a car accident on Tuesday, said one resident from the city.
He said, "The authority deployed yesterday some additional police forces at the hospital, in Pyidaw Tha Ward, Lawkar Nanda Pagoda, and at Computer University to avoid any unexpected incidents after the student died unnaturally."
Ko Soe Moe Aung, a third-year student at Sittwe Computer University, succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident at 9 am on Tuesday at the general hospital in Sittwe, a day after the accident took place.
A witness said the accident took place at 3 pm on Monday near Lawkar Nanda Pagoda in Sittwe, as the victim was returning home from school on a motorbike along with a friend of his.
A motor vehicle slammed his motorbike from behind as they were crossing the road. Ko Soe Moe Aung and his friend Maung Myo Thein received critical injuries and were immediately sent to the hospital for treatment.
Ko Maung Myo Thein luckily recovered after his hospitalization in Sittwe, but Ko Soe Moe Aung succumbed to his fatal injuries.
The resident said, "After he died, many students and local youths gathered at the hospital to see his body. Authorities suddenly sent the body to his house located in Pyidaw Tha Ward from the hospital with the help of the police force."
The student's funeral ceremony held this afternoon and many students and parents attended the ceremony.
"The authority was anxious about anti-government activity during the funeral, so they have deployed additional police forces in some places nearby his ward to prevent any kind of incidents against the government," the resident said.