Boat carrying 100 people capsizes off Burma

A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims has capsized off western Burma while evacuating people ahead of a coming storm and an unknown number of people are missing, a senior U.N. official said.

The boat struck rocks off Pauktaw township in Rakhine State and sank late on Monday, Barbara Manzi, head of the Myanmar office at the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told Reuters.