Ferry capsizes in northwestern Myanmar, killing 33 people and leaving at least a dozen missing

March 14, 2015 10:04 AM

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YANGON, Myanmar – A crowded double-decker passenger ferry capsized in northwestern Myanmar after being slammed by huge waves, killing 33 people and leaving at least a dozen missing, officials said Saturday.

Rescuers pulled 167 survivors from the sea and brought them to safety after the Aung Tagun 3 went down near Myebon in Rakhine state late Friday, said Myanmar Red Cross Disaster Management chief Maung Maung Khin. He said many of the survivors were sent back to their homes.

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