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4 women killed, 2 children missing in boat fire in Myanmar

Xinhua News Agency | Sat,2017-03-18 YANGON, March 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of four women have been killed with two children going missing in a fire ripped through a motor boat near Kyaukphyu township, Myanmar's Rakhine State, according to the Information Committee of the State Counselor's Office Saturday.
The incident occurred on Friday at about 1:35 p.m. local time (7:05 GMT).
With 15 people including seven men and eight women on board, the boat caught fire when it was heading to a traditional charity activity in a village near the town.
People on board tried to escape by running out of boat but drowned.
A total of nine people were saved by local authorities and are being taken care at a naval camp near the area.
Rescue operation is underway on the missing children. Enditem
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