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Boat swamped in Myanmar, 8 dead

SITTWE, Myanmar — An overcrowded boat capsized while trying to escape a cyclone bearing down on Myanmar, tossing dozens of people into the sea. Eight bodies were found and more than 50 people were missing and feared dead, the United Nations said Tuesday.

More than 100 Rohingya Muslims were aboard the boat when it set sail late Monday night, said James Munn, an official with the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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