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21 dead and 26 missing after Myanmar ferry sinks as per police

Today, a passenger ferry with more than 200 people has sunk off the coast of western Myanmar leaving at least 21 dead and 26 missing, police informed. The “Aung Takon” went down yesterday after leaving the town of Kyaukphyu on its way to Sittwe in western Rakhine state. “We have found 21 dead bodies, 2 men and 19 women. About 26 passengers are still missing,” a police officer in Sittwe town who requested anonymity.