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One Dead, 10 Missing in Burma Ferry Accident

23 July 2012

Five university football players and their coach are among at least 10 people missing after a passenger ferry accident in northern Burma that left at least one person dead. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported on Saturday that 73 people were rescued in the accident on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin State. It said the ferry developed engine trouble, drifted through rapid waters under heavy rain and hit some docked vessels before sinking on Friday. The football team members had been travelling to the Kachin State capital Myitkyina for an inter-university tournament.— AP