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33 Rohingyas missing as boat capsizes off Myanmar

  • Published at 02:59 pm December 5th, 2016
  • Last updated at 06:58 pm December 5th, 2016
33 Rohingyas missing as boat capsizes off Myanmar
A local fisherman named Suman said he watched the boat sinking and rescued two people who were swimming towards the maritime boundary of Bangladesh. One of the survivors, Rehana Begum, confirmed the number of people on board and said they had been trying to enter Bangladesh. They were the latest group of Rohingya muslims who have tried to cross into Bangladesh illegally after Myanmar troops launched a crackdown in Rakhine state in response to a militant attack on three border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers. Lieutenant Colonel Abujar Al Jahid told the Dhaka Tribune that they had heard about the latest incident. BGB officers have been deployed to monitor the situation.