Death toll from Rohingya boat capsize likely to top 60: UN

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GENEVA: The death toll from a boat which capsized off Bangladesh carrying Rohingya refugees is set to pass 60, the International Organization for Migration said Friday.

“Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead … 40 are missing and presumed drowned,” IOM spokesman Joel Millman told reporters in Geneva, referring to the Thursday accident.

“The total fatality toll be in the range of 60,” he added, increasing a previous toll of 19. – AFP

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Story first published: 29th September 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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