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Boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes near Bangladesh, at least 11 dead

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 09 Oct 2017

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes near Bangladesh, at least 11 dead
Cox's Bazar, Oct 9 (JEN): At least 11 Rohingya refugees have died after a boat carrying them capsized near the Bangladeshi coast on Monday morning, local Dhaka Tribune reported.

The incident took place near Shahporir Dwip under Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The bodies were recovered from the nearby Naf river.

According to a Border Guard Bangladesh official, the boat capsized on Sunday night near the river’s Gholar Char point.

Lieutenant Colonel SM Ariful Islam was quoted by the daily as saying, "The BGB members rescued eight Rohingya after the trawler capsized around 10pm but seven others are still missing."

The official added that the boat was carrying at least 28 people when it overturned.

 

 

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