8 missing after boat capsized in Yangon River

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This photo shows officials conducting rescue operations in Yangon River after a ferry capsized in the Yangon River.

Eight people are missing after a passenger boat capsized following a collision with an anchored barge in the Yangon River, according to the Myanmar Fire Services Department.
An investigation reveals that a boat carrying 17 passengers capsized in the Yangon River, approximately five nautical furlongs away from Bargaya port in Kyimyindine Township while crossing to the opposite side of the river at around 8:10 am on 10 July. That prompted relevant fire services, in collaboration with social welfare associations, to initiate search and rescue operations using their rescue vessels. A total of nine out of the 17 passengers, including students and company staff, were rescued, and search and rescue operations are ongoing to find the remaining eight passengers.
“I heard that some of the rescued individuals have been taken to Yangon General Hospital for medical treatment by social welfare associations, and the search operation continues,” U Win Oo, who lives near the port, told The Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM). — TWA/TH

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