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Dozens feared missing as boat sinks in Myanmar river

September 20, 2023 00:00:00

YANGON, Sept 19 (AFP): A boat carrying around a hundred passengers sank on a river in northern Myanmar on Tuesday morning, local media reported, with dozens feared missing.

The vessel sank around 10:00 am (0330 GMT) on the Chindwin river in Mingin township in Sagaing region, local media reported.

Media quoted a source close to the local transport minister as saying a search operation had begun and the number of missing people was being tallied.

A pro-junta Telegram channel also reported a boat had sunk in Mingin township, without giving details.

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