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A Boat Carrying Rohingya Refugees Capsized in the Bay of Bengal, Killing At Least 12

Associate Press

Bangladesh: A stuffed vessel conveying Rohingya Muslims escaping Myanmar overturned in the juncture of a stream and the Bay of Bengal and no less than 12 individuals passed on, police said Monday. Five of the dead were youngsters.

Up to 35 individuals were on the pontoon and eight survived the overturning, nearby police official Mainuddin Khan said. He said rescuers have recovered 12 dead bodies yet it was not precisely clear what number of were missing. The inquiry was proceeding, however the ocean stayed harsh.

The inverting happened close to the Shah Porir Dwip in Bangladesh’s southern beach front locale of Cox’s Bazar as the pontoon was advancing toward Bangladesh late Sunday.

A huge number of Rohingya have fled Myanmar since Aug. 25 when the military propelled a crackdown that had been discredited by the United Nations as “ethnic purging.” Including Sunday’s inverting, vessel mishaps have killed no less than 155 Rohingya attempting to achieve Bangladesh.

Myanmar’s military propelled what it portrayed as “leeway operations” after a radical gathering assaulted security posts and executed a few police and outskirt watches. The U.N. said Myanmar’s reaction was “lopsided” contrasted with the extremists’ activity. The displaced people touching base in Bangladesh have portrayed aimless brutality and boundless fire related crime in their home towns in Myanmar’s Rakhine state along the Bangladesh border.Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheik Hasina says her administration will keep on supporting the Rohingya yet Myanmar must take them back.

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