Victims of a recent ferry disaster in the Chindwin River were provided with cash assistance and clothes by the KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation on Saturday.
Following the capsize of the crowded passenger ferry in the river in the early morning hours of 15 October, the BFM donated Ks30 million and 300 articles of warm clothing to the survivors of the accident being sheltered at a local hospital and temporary camps through the Sagaing Region, Chief Minister Dr Myint Naing said.
The crowded passenger ferry capsized in the Chindwin River in Kanni, Sagaing Region, after hitting a rock, killing several people and leaving at least a dozen missing, according to local people.
So far, 159 have been rescued from the river.The foundation’s aid reached the victims on the same day.
BFM, the prominent philanthropic foundation in Myanmar, has brought back more than 4,200 workers since 2013 from Indonesia, Malaysia and India by chartered flights, also providing them with Ks100 each and new clothes.
Meanwhile, the foundation imported 200,000 warm clothes worth more than US$2 million and has distributed warm
clothing to the people who are expected to experience extreme cold weather due to La Nina in the coming months, including internally displaced persons.
Thura Lwin (Eco)