12 Rohingyas die as boat capsizes in Teknaf

At least 12 Rohingya people, including six children and four women, died as a boat carrying them capsized in the Naf River near Shah Porir Dwip area in Teknaf upazila early today.

Lt Commander Zafar Imam of Bangladesh Coast Guard, said that the boat carrying around 50-60 Rohingya people from Dhaunkhali of the Rakhine state in Myanmar, capsized on the estuary of the river around 4:00am.

Twelve bodies were recovered after the incident and around 15 people were rescued while some 25-30 people went missing, said the coast guard official.

Source: The Daily Star

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