Relatives of the victims of last Saturday’s ferry accident on the Chindwin River are demanding an investigation into the cause of the incident, as the death count continues to rise.
The boat, Aung Soe Moe Kyat, was carrying more than 300 people when she was spun by a whirlpool and capsized on Saturday.
Burmese govt says families of passengers who drowned when the ill-fated ferry sank can only receive a fixed sum covered by the ticket insurance.
The Arakan regional parliament has formed a commission to investigate a ferry boat disaster off the coast of Myebon which cost dozens of lives on 13 March.
The latest state media report said at least 34 people drowned when the “Aung Takon 3” sank late on Friday while en route from Kyaukphyu to Sittwe.
Villagers from Sinboat village-tract were on their way back from collecting wood in a mangrove forest when their overloaded boat tipped over and capsized in a creek.