Death toll in boat ac­ci­dent rises

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEW ROUNDUPS -

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.

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