250 on a ferry with 100 capacity sank ferry in Myanmar: 14 university students dead


The ferry was supposed to hold 100 people but took off with 240-250 people. This may have left 14 dead so far. Victims are from Homalin, the city of Monywam, Myanmar

Apparently Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies and expect to find scores more after a ferry packed with teachers, students and workers capsized in central Myanmar, a local official said on Monday (Oct 17).

Search teams scouring the Chindwin River have located the sunken vessel and rescuers fear the death toll could reach 100.

Victims were mainly university students and school teachers on the ferry that day.