Dozens feared missing after boat sinks
A boat carrying around a hundred passengers sank on a river in northern Myanmar yesterday morning, local media reported, with dozens feared missing. The vessel sank around 10:00 am (0330 GMT) on the Chindwin river in Mingin township in Sagaing region, local media reported. Media quoted a source close to the local transport minister as saying a search operation had begun and the number of missing people was being tallied. A pro-junta Telegram channel also reported a boat had sunk in Mingin township, without giving details. A junta spokesman has been asked for comment. Sagaing is a hotbed of resistance to the military's 2021 coup, with anti-coup fighters clashing regularly with junta troops.