Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

The boat was carrying around 50 people when it sank, Border Guard Bangladesh informed.

By: AFP | Cox's Bazar | Published: October 17, 2017 7:40 am
rohingya muslims, rohingya migrants, rohingya crisis, rohingya boat capsize, rohingya bangladesh, cox's bazar, bangladesh, world news, indian express news Mohammad Yahiya, a Rohingya Muslim man, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carries the body of Asma, his eight month old daughter after their boat capsized near Shah Porir Dwip in Bangladesh on Monday. (AP Photo)

At least five people were killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official said.

“The boat was carrying around 50 people when it sank on the estuary of the Naf river in the morning. Five bodies were found including four children, and 21 people survived,” Border Guard Bangladesh area commander Lieutenant Colonel S.M. Ariful Islam told AFP.

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