Burmese govt says families of passengers who drowned when the ill-fated ferry sank can only receive a fixed sum covered by the ticket insurance.
The latest state media report said at least 34 people drowned when the “Aung Takon 3” sank late on Friday while en route from Kyaukphyu to Sittwe.
Following a recent spate of fatal accidents, government authorities in Arakan State have distributed life jackets to ferry boat operators in the region.
A ferry operated by the same company as one that sank last year, killing at least 62 people, ran ashore in Arakan State on Monday.
An investigation commission formed by the Arakan State government alleges “serious negligence” on the part of the ship’s crew and port authorities.
The Arakan regional parliament has formed a commission to investigate a ferry boat disaster off the coast of Myebon which cost dozens of lives on 13 March.