Boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes off Bangladesh, eight dead

Arnima Dwivedi
Published on: 16 Oct 2017 3:41 AM GMT
Boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes off Bangladesh, five dead

Dhaka: A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people aboard capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's border with Myanmar on Monday.

Eight people have died till now and dozens were reported missing, the foreign media reported.

The United Nations has raised the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to 537,000.

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The crisis began on August 25, when an insurgent group of the Rohingya Muslim minority staged a series of attacks on police and army posts in the Rakhine state.

The Myanmar military responded with large-scale offensive triggering the mass migration.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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