YANGON, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Eight people, including three students, are missing after a ferry carrying 16 passengers capsized in a river in Yangon, Myanmar, an official from a rescue organization told Xinhua on Wednesday.

The accident occurred around 890sarcadegames: 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday when the ferry collided with a parked ship, causing it to overturn, the official said.

Eight people have been rescued, while the other eight are still missing, he said.

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Rescue efforts are ongoing to locate the missing individuals, he added.