Rising tide kills at least 15 people in Myanmar

  • Myanmar
  • Sunday, 21 Nov 2021

The accident took place around 7.30am local time in Thanbyuzayat town. - Photo: BURMASPRING21/TWITTER via The Straits Times/ANN

YANGON, Nov 21 (Xinhua): At least 15 people were killed and some more missing after a rising tide swept them away in Myanmar's southeastern Mon state on Sunday morning, a local police officer told Xinhua.

"The tide swept away the pilgrims who were walking along the sea waterway to pay homage to a pagoda," the police officer said.

The accident took place at around 7:30 a.m. local time in the Thanbyuzayat town.

Search and rescue operations ordered by regional authorities for the missing people are still going on.

Meanwhile, the health ministry's release said 10.3 million people have been fully vaccinated while over 4.9 million people have received first jabs of Covid-19 vaccines as of Friday (Nov 19).

According to the figures released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, Myanmar reported 625 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally to 517,395 so far.

With 11 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll has increased to 19,011 on Saturday.

A total of 490,015 patients have been discharged from hospitals as of Saturday.

Myanmar detected its first two Covid-19 cases on March 23 last year. - Xinhua

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