A ferry-boat from Warkyun village in Kawthoung Township that carried students who attended school in Pulawbaline Village sank in the sea while taking students to school yesterday morning.
Sixteen students have been rescued from the boat by fishermen from a nearby village.
The ferry boat sank due to the crashing of waves into the ferry boat from a wake that a much larger boat created when it crossed the ferry’s path.
Children who live in villages near the sea went to school by ferry boat because some of the villages do not have post-primary schools.
Relevant organizations should provide life-jackets, umbrellas and raincoats to those who have a difficult time commuting to school by
ferry boat in addition a
new school should be
opened in Warkyun village that’s affiliated according to the voices of the local residents.
Myanmar Digital News