Maynmar plane crash – 30 bodies found..


Search and rescue efforts for a plane that crashed off Myanmar’s southern coast entered a third day on Friday, as hopes faded of finding survivors after 30 bodies were pulled from the water. Most of the dead retrieved from the Andaman Sea were women and children after a fraught search by navy ships, planes, helicopters and fishing boats hampered by heavy rains. A statement from the army chief’s office posted on Friday said workers had found the bodies of 20 women, eight children and two men, along with parts of a military transport plane.

The Chinese-made Shaanxi Y8 military aircraft, which was carrying 121 people, disappeared on Wednesday afternoon around 30 minutes after take off from the southern city of Myeik on its way to the commercial hub of Yangon.