Boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims sinks off Myanmar

May 14, 2013 07:29

SITTWE, Myanmar - A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized off western Myanmar while evacuating people ahead of a coming storm and an unknown number of people are missing, a senior UN official said on Tuesday.

The boat struck rocks off Pauktaw township in Rakhine State and sank late on Monday, Barbara Manzi, head of the Myanmar office at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told Reuters.

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