The ill-fated, Chinese-manufactured Y-8-200F aircraft was en route to Rangoon from Myeik when it went missing last week.
“As of 3:30pm on 8 June, 29 bodies – one man, 20 women and eight children – have been recovered by the team,” says military statement.
Incident happened after an argument over shabby workmanship on the doors and window frames of a school building.
Authorities in the coastal town of Myeik, Tenasserim Division, have issued an arrest warrant for a military intelligence officer with alleged connections to the illicit narcotics trade.
A Thai government-backed utilities provider is awaiting approval from the Burmese government to launch a new ‘clean-coal’ power plant in Myeik.
Mergui resident Tin Ko Ko Oo told DVB that the majority of the patients in the Tennasserim Division town were young children.