Theological Student Lost Her Legs After Accident At Insein Station
03 July 2010: Ms Esther Van Nuam Cin Taung is being treated at Yangon General Hospital after her two legs were amputated following an accident at Insein Train Station in Yangon, Burma on 30 June 2010.
The accident took place around 6am last Wednesday when the 25-year-old M.Div theological student and Sunday School teacher got off in a rush carrying some heavy bags and fell under the wheels of a slow-moving train.
A close friend of hers told Chinland Guardian: “This happened when she was coming back by train from Pyi Myo, where her family live, to Yangon to continue her theological studies at a college. As a friend, I can’t just imagine how she would live her life after losing both her legs.”
“Her family and relatives are in a difficult situation.Please pray for a quick recovery, and for strength and comfort for her and her family during this time.”
The nearby ‘trishaw’ peddlers were said to have helped finding her auntie and relatives living near the station as she was trying to stop the bleeding soon after the accident during the busy hours.
Another friend said: “I really cried in tears when I first saw her with no legs at the hospital while she was being taken out of the operation room.”
Described by her friends as an active, dedicated, frank, friendly and attractive servant in Sunday School services, Ms Esther is determined to further her theological study for the future ministry.
Van Biak Thang