Boat carrying Rohingya Muslims capsizes, toll rises to 38

0Shares

Dhaka—Rescuers recovered 15 more bodies on Friday after a boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized in Bangladesh, raising the toll to 38, officials said.

 

A senior police official said the bodies were recovered from the Naf river dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar where the boat capsized on Wednesday night, reports Xinhua news agency.

 

An operation was going on for searching the missing people.

 

The total number of migrants remain unknown and a probe to determine the cause of the capsize was underway.

 

According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), more than 18,000 Rohingya people had fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid a fresh wave of violence in the region since August 25. 

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS