Condolences to Families of Two Chins Killed in Car Accident
31 May 2012: Messages of sympathy are sent for the tragic loss of two Chins killed in a car accident last Wednesday that has left another six hospitalised in the US.
The early morning accident near Owensboro City of Kentucky State claimed two lives of Pu Thawng Lian Cung, 32, a father of two children, and Biak Chan Sang, 24, who arrived in the US three weeks ago.
Driver Pu Lian Awi, who is currently detained in Hartford, has been charged on three accounts of DUI (Driving Under the Influence), assault and manslaughter.
Mr. Kham Thang, who was seated in the front with the driver, has been discharged from the hospital while other four, Tual Pau from Tedim of Chin State, Saw Se Way of Karen, Maung Mrint of Arakan and Naing Thet of Mon ethnicity, are being treated at different hospitals.
Pu Thawng Lian Cung, aka Biak Peng, originally from Tinam village, Hakha Township of Burma’s Chin State, is survived by his wife Pi Bawi Tang and his young sons, Chan Thio Hnin and Thawng Tha Uk.
A funeral service is scheduled for Pu Thawng Lian Cung on 2 June 2012 while the body of Mr. Biak Chan Sang, aka Kep Cung Ceu, originally from Hmunthar village of Thantlang Township, has been taken to Indianapolis of Indiana State, with details of the burial service programme to be announced later.
The accident took place at 6:20am in the morning of Monday on the William Natcher Parkway near the intersection of the Natcher Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway in Ohio County, Kentucky State.
Chin pastor Henry Hniang Cung, from Bowling Green of Kentucky State, said: “The group of eight friends went out for fishing after 12pm at night on Sunday, 27 May 2012, and they had the accident on their return way.”
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang