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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - 16:57
Burmese plane vanishes with more than 100 passengers onboard
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A Burmese military aircraft reportedly carrying more than 100 people has gone missing, officials say.

The army said the plane was flying between Yangon (Rangoon) and the southern city of Myeik. Search and rescue efforts are under way.

"Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 pm [07:05 GMT] when it reached about 20 miles west of Dawei town," the army said in a statement.

There were 105 passengers and 11 crew on board, an airport source said.

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