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Plane wreckage, bodies found off Burmese coast

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/08/17, 11:39 am

A navy ship today found bodies and aircraft wreckage in the search for a military transport plane that went missing off the Burmese coast yesterday. The Y-8 turboprop aircraft disappeared about half an hour after taking off with 122 people onboard, 15 of them children. Officials said the military, along with the help of local fisherman, have so far recovered 29 bodies—20 women, eight children, and one man. The process has been delayed by heavy rain and rough seas.

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Plane with 120 passengers missing in Burma

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/07/17, 11:31 am

A military transport plane carrying about 120 people, many of them civilians, went missing today in Burma. The plane’s route from southern Burma to Yangon went over the Andaman Sea, raising fears it could have crashed into the ocean. The plane was carrying relatives of soldiers to help them offset transportation costs, a common practice for military families stationed in the somewhat remote south. A Burmese official said it was raining at the time of the crash but not heavily.

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UN report: Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims face ongoing violence

Burma | Bangladesh plans to resettle thousands of Rohingya refugees to low-lying island
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 2/10/17, 12:14 pm

As Myanmar’s ongoing crisis over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims threatens to spiral into an armed insurgency, new reports of violence by Burmese soldiers are drawing international alarm. Meanwhile, fleeing Rohingya refugees pouring into Bangladesh are prompting an unpopular resettlement plan to a low-lying island that only recently crested sea level.

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