President Kenyatta orders swift probe into Gikomba fire, market to be rebuilt soonPrevious Article
Case to bar IEBC commissioners from Oct 26 poll dismissedNext Article

12 dead, scores missing in Rohingya capsize

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article
12 dead, scores missing in Rohingya capsize

BANGLADESH, Oct 9 – At least 12 people died and scores were missing Monday after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees — many of them children — capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Coast guard and border guard officials said the boat was overloaded with about 100 people when it sank late Sunday in the mouth of the Naf river that separates Myanmar from Bangladesh.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told AFP 12 bodies had been recovered after an all-night rescue operation, saying “they include 10 children, an elderly woman and a man”.

Area coast guard commander Alauddin Nayan said the boat capsized near the coastal village of Galachar with nearly 100 people on board.

He said some 40 people in the boat were adult Rohingya Muslims fleeing their villages in Rakhine.

“The rest were children,” he said.

0 Comments

No Comments This Article Has No Comments Yet

Sorry, either someone took all the comments and ran away or no one left any in the first place !

But You can be first to leave a comment !

Leave Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

fourteen + 6 =