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Bodies of two more Rohingyas recovered from Naf River

  • Cox’s Bazar Correspondent,
    Published: 2017-09-14 11:56:54 BdST


Police have recovered the bodies of two more Rohingyas from the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar.

The bodies of a woman and a child were recovered from the Nayapara point of Teknaf around 10am on Thursday, said local police station chief Md Mainuddin Khan.

“We believe their boat capsized as it was making the crossing into Bangladesh,” Khan said.

A total of 104 Rohingya bodies have now been recovered from various areas in Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar since the outbreak of violence on Aug 25.

The new military crackdown on Rohingyas in Myanmar followed an attack on at least 30 border police outposts and a military camp. Rohingya refugees have fled across the border into Bangladesh since then.

Those who managed to reach the Bangladesh border from the burning villages in Rakhine have attempted to cross the Naf River into Teknaf aboard fishing boats. The bodies of boat capsize victims regularly wash up on the shore. Some of the bodies have bullet wounds.

A UN estimate on Tuesday put the number of Rohingya refugees in the recent influx into Bangladesh at 370,000.