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A military plane has disappeared over Myanmar with 116 people on board. reports citing Mirror.

The plane went missing at 1.35pm local time (7:05am UK time) as it flew from Myeik to Yangon, the country's army said.

A major search and rescue effort has been scrambled to search for the plane, which was 20 miles west of Dawei over the Andaman Sea when it vanished.

The passengers are believed to be relatives of servicemen based in the coastal region of the southeast Asian nation.

An anonymous airport source said 105 people and 11 crew were on board at the time.

The cause of the disappearance is not yet known but it is not understood to be weather related.

A source told the AFP news agency: "We think it was a technical failure. Weather is fine there."

2017.06.07 / 15:48
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