Myanmar ferry sinks, killing at least 14, with scores missing



A ferry sank in a river in northwestern Myanmar, killing at least 14 people with scores missing, a rescue official said on Monday.
About 150 people had been rescued from the Chindwin river in the Sagaing region after the ferry capsized on Saturday, said Sa Willy Frank, head of the regional relief department.
“We’ve just found the exact location of the sunken boat and now we're trying to salvage it using heavy-duty cranes,” Sa Willy Frank told Reuters.
"A total of 14 bodies have been found and 85 are still missing."
Kyaw Htay Lwin, a lawmaker in the Sagaing regional parliament,... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Reuters
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