At least 33 killed in ferry accident in Myanmar (Burma)

At least 33 people were killed when an overcrowded ferry headed for Sittwe capsized in bad weather in Myanmar.

Travellers should be aware that ferry accidents in this country, as well as other Southeast Asian countries, are common due to overcrowding, overloading and poorly maintained vessels. Avoid travelling on a ferry if it appears to be overcrowded or run-down and in poor condition.