6 people, including 5 Italians, died when their boat
Akyab, November 30: 6 people,
including 5 Italians,died
when their boat sank in
Included among the deceased were three females and two males
The Akyab resident said that five boats were bound to Mrauk Oo,an ancient Arakan city, from Akyab, or Sittwe. Three boats suddenly sank as a result of strong winds near Pyaday village, 5 miles west of Mrauk Oo. The other two boats escaped the tragic accident.
Other Akyab residents informed Narinjara that local people and fishing boats rescued a number of travelers in the water, but six people disappeared in the heavy waves.
The bodies of the Italian citizens were found in a nearby
river yesterday and today the bodies were brought by plane to
"We have not received any detailed information from that area but there are rumors that some local crewmen are still missing. I still don't know how many people were missing in the accident," said a hotel owner from Akyab.
Whenever accidents occur in
It is believed that this is the first time a foreigner has
died in Arakan state since
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