COX’S BAZAR Boat car­ry­ing refugees cap­sises, 2 dead

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

THE po­lice say an­other boat car­ry­ing about 40 “Ro­hingya” women and chil­dren flee­ing Myan­mar has cap­sised in the Naf River. Tek­naf po­lice chief Main­ud­din Khan says at least two peo­ple drowned, while oth­ers man­aged to swim to safety on the Bangladeshi shore.

An AP pho­tog­ra­pher saw one in­jured baby taken to a hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Khan said dozens of boats have cap­sised since the refugees be­gan flee­ing vi­o­lence in Myan­mar on Au­gust 25.

Po­lice have re­cov­ered a to­tal of 88 bod­ies from the river that di­vides the two coun­tries. – AP

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