Eight killed, 60 missing as boat capsizes in Myanmar

Myanmar-Boat-Capsize People carrying a dead body after a boat capsized off the coast in Sittwe. Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on restrictions that forced them to journey by sea | AFP

At lease eight people were killed and 60 went missing as a motor boat capsized in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, the media reported on Wednesday.

With about 100 people on board, the motor boat on Tuesday morning was headed to Sittway from a refugee camp in Pauktaw, Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescue efforts were underway to search the missing people.

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