June 29, 2017

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Passenger ship catches fire at private dock in Mingun

Firemen are putting out the flames from the fire at Pyimyanmar-2 Ship.  Photo: Supplied
Firemen are putting out the flames from the fire at Pyimyanmar-2 Ship.
Photo: Supplied

A passenger ship  caught fire yesterday at a dockyard in Mingun as it was being repaired.
The fire started around 2.30 pm due to the cutting of irons with a welding machine that caused materials to catch alight. The resulting fire destroying the three-storey ship which was owned by a private businessman.
The businessman bought the Pyimyanmar-2 ship from the government during an auction and was having it repaired at the private dock to run on the Ayeyawady River.
The passenger ship was 160 ft long and 30 ft wide.— Aung Thant Khaing

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