Shrapnel from a missing Myanmar military plane carrying 116 people has been found in the sea

A Myanmar navy ship. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/ AFP/ Getty Images.

A Myanmar military plane carrying 116 people went missing on Wednesday.

It was flying between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon when communication was lost at 1:35pm local time.

Pieces of shrapnel from the plane were later found in the Andaman Sea, according to a local official.

“Now they have found pieces of the damaged plane in the sea 218km away from Dawei city,” said Naing Lin Zaw, a tourism official in Myeik.

Navy boats continue to search the area.

The passengers on board, including more than a dozen children, are reportedly family members of military personnel.

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