12 people drown as boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsized

Monday 09 October 2017 2 weeks ago 25   Burma   Print

Report  Web Desk : BURMA: At least 12 people died and scores were missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees, mostly 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 in the mouth of the Naf river that separates Myanmar from its South Asian neighbour Bangladesh. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told that 12 bodies had been recovered after a all-night rescue operation, saying “they include 10 children, an elderly woman and a man”. 02