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Rising tide kills at least 15 people in Myanmar

21 Nov 2021, 18:18 GMT+10

YANGON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people were killed and some more missing after a rising tide swept them away in Myanmar's southeastern Mon state on Sunday morning, a local police officer told Xinhua.

"The tide swept away the pilgrims who were walking along the sea waterway to pay homage to a pagoda," the police officer said.

The accident took place at around 7:30 a.m. local time in the Thanbyuzayat town.

Search and rescue operations ordered by regional authorities for the missing people are still going on.

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