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An investigation into unconfirmed reports of an aircraft crashing into the sea off the west coast of Myanmar has been called off, officials said.
Earlier on Friday, the country's Civil Aviation Department said a plane had been reported to have gone missing.
But officials could not find any evidence of any crash taking place.
The department added that it had not received any reports of missing aircraft from airlines operating in Myanmar airspace.
An "unidentified aircraft" has crashed into the sea off the coast of Myanmar, officials have said.
The incident happened off the west coast on Friday and officials were trying to locate it, the country's Civil Aviation Department said.
Senior department official Tin Maung Ni told Reuters: "The only thing I can tell you for sure at the moment is that it is not an aircraft from our domestic airlines, so far as we've checked.
"None of ours have been reported any problems. We're still trying to find out more about the crashed aircraft."
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An earthquake struck northwest Myanmar with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale.
The quake was 62 miles north of the city of Monywa - not far from the India border - and struck 83 miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Strong tremors were felt in India's eastern city of Guwahati, a witness told Reuters.
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Myanmar's President has declared a state of emergency in a central town where at least 20 people have been killed in violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
The president made the announcement in a statement broadcast on state television today.
The trouble started on Wednesday after an argument broke out between a Muslim gold shop owner and his Buddhist customers.
A Buddhist monk was among the first killed, inflaming tensions that led a Buddhist mob to rampage through a Muslim neighbourhood in the central district of Meikhtila.
Mosques have been burned and houses of Muslim residents destroyed. Angry Buddhist residents and monks prevented authorities from putting out the blazes.
Police have been seizing knives, swords, hammers and sticks from young men in the streets and detained scores of looters in an attempt to clamp down on the violence.
A major earthquake in central Burma on Sunday near Mandalay has killed five people, Reuters reports.
Several construction workers have also been reported missing following the 6.6 magnitude quake.