8 killed as pilgrimage vessel capsizes in Myanmar

Boat Capsize Barhamputra

Yangon, July 24 Eight people were killed with six others missing as a pilgrimage vessel capsized in Myanmar’s Mandalay region on Wednesday.

The accident took place in the morning. With 25 pilgrims aboard, a vessel overturned in Zeetaw dam while travelling to a monastery near the dam in Nyaung Oak village tract in the township, according to a press release from Myanmar Fire Services Department.

A total of 11 people were rescued and eight bodies were recovered from water in a few hours after the capsize.

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