Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

15 Rohingyas die as trawler sinks in Bay: Coast Guard

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 | 4:36 am | 92 times

15 Rohingyas die as trawler sinks in Bay: Coast Guard

The bodies of at least 15 Rohingyas were retrieved while 63 others rescued alive after a-Malaysia-bound trawler carrying them capsized near the Saint Martin’s island in the Bay of Bengal early Tuesday.

Lt Commander M Hamidul Islam, media officer, Coast Guard’s Dhaka Head Office, said two trawlers left Teknaf’s Monakhali area for Malaysia with over 250 Rohingya people at 8pm on Monday and one of the trawlers sank near 3-4 km off the Saint Martin’s Island.

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Navy in a joint drive retrieved 15 bodies so far, while 63 Rohingyas were rescued alive at 7am, Islam added.


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