Ferry capsizes in Myanmar, at least 20 dead

Ferry capsizes in Myanmar, at least 20 dead


Rescue personnel from Myanmar’s Fire Services Department refloat a ferry that sank in the Chindwin River in Sagaing region, October 19, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

A ferry boat capsized Friday evening in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy delta, killing at least 20 people, police said.

Police officer Nay Lin Tun said more than 40 people were on board the ferry.

This file photo shows rescue workers on a sunken ferry in the Chindwin River after it was partially lifted from the water near the river bank.

He said police and firefighters were attempting to rescue passengers in the Ngawun River, where the accident occurred.

The cause of the accident was being investigated. No other details were immediately available.

(Source: AP)


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