Rohingya Boat Capsizes Off Bangladesh, 14 Dead


Dhaka (September 28, 2017): A boat carrying Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in rough seas off Bangladesh, due to which At least 10 children and four women were killed.

According to witnesses and survivors, the boat overturned just yards from the coast after apparently hitting a submerged object and was later washed ashore in two parts.

Around 120 Rohingya, many of them children, have drowned trying to reach Bangladesh in small fishing boats that coastguards say are woefully inadequate for the rough seas.

The United Nations estimates that around 480,000 have fled Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state in recent weeks after attacks by Rohingya militants on security posts prompted a military crackdown.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv


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