15 Burmese pilgrims drown while crossing flooded causeway to reach Buddhist temple

At least 15 pilgrims have drowned and at least 3 extra are missing after making an attempt to cross a flooded causeway in Myanmar. According to Formula , the incident occurred near the city of Thanbyuzayat within the state of Mon. Unauthorized had been among hundreds of religious pilgrims who were attempting to achieve the Kyeik Hne pagoda. The Buddhist temple lies round 3 kilometres off the coast and was being used for a non secular competition.
A native official, named in the AFP report as Nai Sahai Eain, said a number of the pilgrims died attempting to cross the 4-metre-high causeway when the tide was too excessive. He says officers tried to make them wait however they ignored their warnings.
“We usually allow the folks to return at 6.30 am but they would not hearken to us and began trying to walk throughout too early.”

Subsequent overcrowding, with individuals pushing and shoving, led to extra drownings, with emergency responder Ko Kyaw Thu confirming that 15 bodies have been transported to hospital but there are nonetheless a minimum of 3 others lacking.
According to local resident Nai Wona, there was a scarcity of security markers on the causeway, making it difficult to navigate..

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