YANGON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people were killed and some more missing after a rising tide swept them away in Myanmar's southeastern Mon state on Sunday morning, a local police officer told Xinhua.
"The tide swept away the pilgrims who were walking along the sea waterway to pay homage to a pagoda," the police officer said.
The accident took place at around 7:30 a.m. local time in the Thanbyuzayat town.
Search and rescue operations ordered by regional authorities for the missing people are still going on. Enditem