Dozens dead after sinking of ferry in Myanmar

Dozens dead after sinking of ferry in Myanmar

An accident with a ferry in the northwest of Myanmar has to sure 32 people killed. Certainly sixty people are missing, reports a search and rescue team Monday.

The boat capsized Saturday on the river the Visit, in the region of Sagaing. Rescue workers have about 150 people on board may save some. “We have the exact location of the sunken boat fixed and are now with big cranes busy with the salvage,” said the chief of the emergency services.

Around 16.00 hours local time were 32 bodies recovered. Certainly sixty people are still missing. A local politician does not exclude that the number of deaths and missing persons are still sharply rising. “I heard from witnesses that there are at least three hundred people were aboard, although the boat was for about 120 people.”

Accidents on the water are not unusual in Myanmar. A lot of people are depending on the water traffic and the boats are often in poor condition.

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