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21 dead, 26 missing after Myanmar ferry sinks

Posted by Arakan Indobhasa Sunday, March 15, 2015

The "Aung Takon" went down late Friday after leaving the town of Kyaukphyu on its way to Sittwe

In this handout picture released and taken by the Myanmar News Agency (MNA) on March 14, 2015, a survivor (C) from an overloaded ferry that sank is carried by two Myanmar army soldiers from a navy vessel at Kyaukphyu jetty in western Myanmar Rakhine state. Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors on March 14 after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing at least 21 and leaving dozens more missing. AFP PHOTO
In this handout picture released and taken by the Myanmar News Agency (MNA) on March 14, 2015, a survivor (C) from an overloaded ferry that sank is carried by two Myanmar army soldiers from a navy vessel at Kyaukphyu jetty in western Myanmar Rakhine state. Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors on March 14 after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing at least 21 and leaving dozens more missing. AFP PHOTO 
 
At least 21 people were killed and 26 others reported missing after a passenger ferry carrying more than 200 people sank off the coast of western Myanmar, police said Saturday.
The "Aung Takon" went down late Friday after leaving the town of Kyaukphyu on its way to Sittwe in western Rakhine state.
"We have got 21 dead bodies, two men and 19 women. About 26 passengers are still missing," a police officer in Sittwe town who requested anonymity told AFP.
He added 167 people had been rescued, and that no foreigners were believed to be on board the ship.
Three navy boats and a host of private vessels were sent to scour the area after news emerged that the ferry had gone down shortly after 8.30 pm (1400 GMT).
"We suspect that the boat sank because it was overloaded with goods," the police officer said, adding that rescuers were still searching for survivors.

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