An estimated 21 people are dead and dozens more passengers are missing after a Myanmar ferry capsized Friday night off the coast of the southeast Asian country. The ferry, Aung Takon 3, was reportedly carrying more than 200 passengers when it departed, and authorities were able to rescue about 167 people throughout the night. However, the remaining passengers are feared dead.
Myanmar’s Ministry of Information confirmed in a statement that the ferry was sailing in bad weather when it hit rough waters on the way to Sittwe, a northern coastal city that sits on the Bay of Bengal. The ministry said the boat sunk after it was struck with a large wave.