7 more Rohingya bodies recovered from Naf river

Published : 13 Sep 2017, 11:48

Sahos Desk

Police recovered seven more bodies of Rohingya people, who tried to enter Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar, after another boat capsized in Naf river last night.

Informed by locals around 7:00am, the law enforcers recovered the bodies of two men, two women and three children from Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar around 7:00am.

Four of the bodies were recovered from Shah Pori Dwip and three from Jaliapara in the Teknaf upazila said Mohammad Main Uddin Khan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station.

With these, total death toll from Rohingya boat capsize incidents rose to 84. 

According to latest UN estimates, 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since August to escape the spate of crackdown by Myanmar’s military forces in the Rakhine state.

On their way across the Bay of Bengal, incidents of boat capsize have taken on multiple occasions including the latest one.

Source: thedailystar

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