Scores missing in Myanmar ferry capsize accident

Scores missing in Myanmar ferry capsize accident
 

Rescuers are searching a river in central Myanmar after a ferry capsized killing at least 14 people.
More than 85 are still missing after the accident early on Saturday morning in the Chindwin river, officials say. At least 150 have been rescued.
Passengers are thought to include families and a large group of university students and teachers.
It is unclear what caused the accident, although officials say the boat may have been overcrowded.
Reports say the ferry was carrying at least 250 people at the time of the accident, while its official capacity is about 120.
One survivor, Hnin Lei Yee,... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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