VOA Burmese Blog

October 7, 2010

Dozens Dead After Ferry Sinks in Burmese Delta

Filed under: Burma/ Myanmar,News — voaburmese @ 2:28 pm
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– VOA News

 

At least two dozen people are dead after a passenger ferry sank in Burma’s southern Irrawaddy Delta Wednesday.

Authorities say at least 70 people were on board the ferry when it sank near Labutta township. Many of the passengers were schoolchildren and teachers traveling to attend a football match.

Various news reports put the death toll between 19 and 30 people.

The Irrawaddy Delta was devastated by Cyclone Nargis in 2008, which left around 138,000 people dead and thousands more homeless.

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