Yangon, July 24 (IANS) Eight people were killed with six others missing as a pilgrimage vessel capsized in Myanmar’s Mandalay region on Wednesday.
The accident took place in the morning. With 25 pilgrims aboard, a vessel overturned in Zeetaw dam while travelling to a monastery near the dam in Nyaung Oak village tract in the township, according to a press release from Myanmar Fire Services Department.
A total of 11 people were rescued and eight bodies were recovered from water in a few hours after the capsize, Xinhua news agency reported.
Search and rescue operations were underway for the missing.