Yangon: The bodies of 14 people have been found washed up on a beach in Myanmar, police told on Monday, with a local rescue group saying some were Rohingya attempting to reach Malaysia. The migrants had been travelling by boat from western Myanmar, according to a local Rohingya activist. “Fourteen dead bodies were found, 35 people including the boat owners were rescued alive,” said Lieutenant Colonel Tun Shwe, a police spokesperson in Pathein district, around 200 kilometres west of Yangon. A member of Myanmar Rescue Organization Pathein who requested anonymity said the group found eight bodies on Sunday and all were from the Rohingya minority. A local Rohingya activist told AFP that 12 women and two boys had died. Their boat had been carrying people from the towns of Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the activist added, also requesting anonymity.