Death toll in boat accident rises
The death toll in a vessel capsize which took place in northwestern Myanmar last week has increased to 11, a local official told Xinhua. With over 40 people aboard, a motorized vessel capsized
on Monday morning in the middle of the river while travelling to take part in celebrations of Chindwin Thingyan Festival which was being held in Monywa township.
The vessel was dangerously overweight when it sank, the regional police said. Of 36 people who were rescued after the capsize, two people died at the hospital later on Monday.